August 2, 2019
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Albany, NY

State Liquor Authority Conducts Underage Drinking Operations in Tompkins And Steuben Counties

State Liquor Authority Conducts Underage Drinking Operations in Tompkins And Steuben Counties
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The New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) today announced the results of an underage sting operation conducted on July 27, 2019 in Tompkins and Steuben counties.  SLA investigators, working with an underage agent, conducted an underage-drinking sting operation visiting ten licensed premises.  In total, the undercover agent was able to purchase alcohol at seven of the businesses visited.

 

The businesses selling to minors were:

 

Savona Mart
11 West Lamoka Avenue, Savona

 

Kings Market Place

25 East Lamoka Avenue, Savona

 

Flying H Grocery

68 Main Street, Savona

 

Jamison Associates
8488 Main Street, Campbell

 

Sam’s Wines & Spirits  

126 South Cayuga Street, Ithaca

 

Ithaca Ale House

111 North Aurora Street, Ithaca

 

Ithaca Marriot Downtown on the Commons

120 South Aurora Street, Ithaca  

 

The businesses refusing to sell to minors were:

 

Dollar General Store 

4 West Lamoka Avenue, Savona

 

Dandy Mini Mart

8708 Main Street, Campbell

 

Commons Market

122 North Aurora Street, Ithaca

 

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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