February 5, 2019
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Albany, NY

STATE LIQUOR AUTHORITY UNDERAGE DRINKING DETAIL NETS 3 SALES TO MINORS IN CATTARAUGUS COUNTY

STATE LIQUOR AUTHORITY UNDERAGE DRINKING DETAIL NETS 3 SALES TO MINORS IN CATTARAUGUS COUNTY
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SLA Continuing Efforts to Combat Underage Drinking

For Immediate Release: February 5, 2019

Contact: William Crowley (518) 476-4767

                Audrey Ruffinen [email protected]

 

STATE LIQUOR AUTHORITY UNDERAGE DRINKING DETAIL NETS 3 SALES TO MINORS IN CATTARAUGUS 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 February 2, 2019 in Cattaraugus County.  SLA investigators, working with underage agents, conducted an underage-drinking sting operation visiting 10 businesses.  In total, the undercover minor was able to purchase alcohol at 3 of the 10 businesses visited.

The businesses selling to minors were:

  • Portville Liquor Store
    43 S. Main Street, Porterville
  • The Clinton
    200 Clinton Street, Salamanca
  • Central Lanes/Crist Restaurant
    189 191 Central Avenue, Salamanca

The businesses refusing to sell to minors were:

  • 7 Eleven Store # 35097
    55 S. Main Street, Portville
  • 7 Eleven Store # 35201
    131 W. State Street, Olean
  • 3rd Base Bar & Grill
    1302 W. State Street, Olean
  • Allen’s Wine & Liquor Store
    1411 W. State Street, Olean
  • On the Side Liquor
    2828 W. State Street, Olean
  • The Brickhouse Bar & Grill
    181 W. Main Street, Allegany
  • Wildwood Bar & Saloon
    53 Wildwood Ave, Salamanca

Licensees charged with underage sales face civil penalties of up to $10,000 per violation, with fines starting at $2,500 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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