December 14, 2018
Albany, NY

Underage Drinking Detail Nets Two Sales to Minors In Montgomery County

Underage Drinking Detail Nets Two Sales to Minors In Montgomery County


STATE LIQUOR AUTHORITY Underage Drinking Detail Nets Two Sales To Minors In Montgomery County

SLA Partners with Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office to Combat Underage Drinking


The New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) today announced the results of an underage sting operation conducted on December 6, 2018 in Montgomery County.  The SLA, working with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, conducted an underage-drinking sting operation visiting nine different businesses.  In total, the undercover minor was able to purchase alcohol at two of the nine businesses visited.


The businesses selling to minors were:

  • Q’s Mart

1 East Main Street, Nelliston

  • Country Farm

18 East Main Street, St. Johnsville


The businesses refusing to sell to minors were:


  • Betty Beavers

39 Riverside Drive, Fultonville

  • Quick Gas Mart

116 West Main Street, Canajoharie

  • Country Farm

40 West Grand Street, Palatine Bridge

  • Kinney Drugs #25

12 Park Place, St. Johnsville

  • Cosmos Bar & Grill

17 West Main Street, St. Johnsville

  • Flint Liquors

159 Erie Boulevard, Canajoharie

  • Iroquois Lanes

192 Erie Boulevard, Canajoharie


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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