The New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) today announced the results of an underage sting operation conducted on December 1, 2022 in Schenectady, Saratoga, and Warren Counties. SLA investigators, working with an underage agent, conducted an underage-drinking operation visiting seven licensed premises. In total, the undercover agent was able to purchase alcohol at one of the seven businesses visited.
The business alleged to have sold to a minor were:
- Speedway LLC (d/b/a: Speedway #07587)
229 S Brandywine Ave, Schenectady
The businesses refusing to sell to a minor were:
- Cumberland Farms Inc. (d/b/a: Cumber land Farms #1505)
1268 State St, Schenectady
- Budraj P Seenanan (d/b/a: Levi’s Grocery)
1339 State St, Schenectady
- Esin Fuels Inc.
84 Main St, South Glens Falls
- Valley Market Corp. (d/b/a: Pottersville Mini Mart)
38 Valley Farms Rd, Pottersville
- Speedway LLC (d/b/a: Speedway #07660)
66 70 Main St, South Glens Falls
- Star Liquor Inc.
1142 State St, Schenectady
Licensees charged by the SLA with underage sales face civil penalties of up to $10,000 per violation, with fines starting from $2,500 to $4,000 for a first-time offense. Repeat offenders also face possible suspension, cancellations, or revocation of their licenses. In addition, employees or licensees who sell to minors can be arrested and charged with a misdemeanor. Persons under the age of 21 found to be using fake IDs or false documents with the intent of purchasing alcohol can be arrested and have their license revoked for a minimum of 90 days or up to one year. Undercover agents work under the direct supervision of SLA Beverage Control Investigators.
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