September 10, 2019
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Albany, NY

State Liquor Authority Conducts Underage Drinking Operations in Oneida County

State Liquor Authority Conducts Underage Drinking Operations in Oneida County
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State Liquor Authority Conducts Underage Drinking Operations in Oneida County
SLA Continuing Efforts to Combat Underage Drinking

The New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) today announced the results of an underage sting operation conducted on August 31, 2019 in Oneida county.  SLA investigators, working with NYS Police and an underage agent, conducted an underage-drinking sting operation visiting thirteen licensed premises.  In total, the undercover agent was able to purchase alcohol at one of the businesses visited.

The business selling to minors was:

Runway
8617 Seneca Turnpike, New Hartford

The businesses refusing to sell to minors were:

Willies Chop Shop
412 Main Street, Sylvan Beach

Nice n Easy 7621
1510 Main Street, Sylvan Beach

Buell Fuels N. Bay
2090 State Route 49, North Bay

Kelleys Pub
2098 State Route 49, North Bay

Y Hill Express
2344 Route 49, Blossvale

Walmart Supercenter
5815 Rome Taberg Road, Rome

Savon
5527 State Route 31, Verona

Nice n Easy 7613
5254 W. Seneca Street, Vernon

Fastrip
5343 Seneca Street, Vernon

Cliffs Local Market
7481 State Route 5, Clinton

Sonbyrne Sales, Inc
7767 State Route 5, Clinton

Sunset Grill
1319 Main Street, Sylvan Beach

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 $3,000 for a first-time offense. Repeat offenders also face possible suspension or revocation of their licenses.  In addition, employees or licensees who sell to minors can be arrested and charged with a misdemeanor.  Undercover decoys work under the direct supervision of SLA Beverage Control Investigators.    
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