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4 Businesses Cited For Alcohol Sales To Underage Customers In Clarkstown

26 businesses abided by the law when they were checked in undercover operation.

An undercover operation to check whether local stores were selling alcohol to underage customers found that 26 out of 30 businesses visited were abiding by the law, according to .

Employees at four businesses were charged with first-degree unlawfully dealing with a child, a misdemeanor, and released pending July hearings in Clarkstown Town Court in New City.

The investigation during June included the Clarkstown Police SMART Sales Unit,  in conjunction with officers of the Rockland County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. They used underage undercover agents to check local business compliance.

Four businesses were cited for selling alcohol to minors:

- Nyack Food Mart, Central Nyack

- Mobil Mart, Nanuet

- Stop & Shop, Nanuet

- Gulf Express, Nanuet.  

The stores found to be in compliance are: DB Mart, Congers Spirits, Congers Little Food Mart, Route 303 Auto Service, and Titanic Deli in Congers; A&P, Spirit Town, Rite Aid, Shell Mart, ATS Grocery, United Food, Downtown Liquors and Lucky Convenient in Valley Cottage; Citgo Mart in Upper Nyack; Shell Mart in Central Nyack; Stop & Shop, Rite Liquors, Shoprite, and Mobil on the Run in West Nyack;  Route 304 Liquors in New City; Food Mart USA in Bardonia; Pathmark, Buy Wise Liquors, Nanuet Minimart, Getty Mart, and Citgo Mart in Nanuet. 

The SMART Sales Unit conducts monthly enforcement compliance checks of local licensed retailers of alcohol products.

Scott F. June 25, 2012 at 08:05 PM
although I think this is a great project, I do not think it is wise to list the names of the vendors that failed. Yes, it is likely that they will be stricter, but, with the summer here and more teens looking to party, it also tells them where they have the best chance to present their fake ID and buy booze. When a minor is arrested we withhold their names to protect them, why not withold the names of the vendors to protect the minors as well.
leon June 25, 2012 at 08:21 PM
This operation likely cost the taxpayers over 1 million in overtime , keep up the great work .
Scotty June 25, 2012 at 09:53 PM
If this "operation" as you called it would save a brother or sister of yours...would the overtime matter to you ? We have to make sure places that sell alcohol adhere to all of our laws enacted to make sure responsible adults are purchasing and not minors. I also think that places who were caught selling to minors would actually try and be a little tougher since punishment includes monetary fines. And we should continue listing the names of those stores who fail along with the ones who are responsible and make certain the age of the buyer....ALL should know where these places are...the more the better....disclosure is knowledge....powerful.
Tony T June 25, 2012 at 11:22 PM
Not put their names in the paper, they should put a sign on the front door that these establishments sold to minors so people in the neighborhood know an stop doing buisness there and drive them out of buisness it would be lesson to other vendors and their employees!!!
Tony T June 25, 2012 at 11:24 PM
Scotty you are 100% correct and leon and Scott F are so off base they ain't even in the ball park!!
stephany June 26, 2012 at 12:46 AM
Why not just establish a ZERO tolerance policy. I offense and you cannot sell alcohol anymore after being shut down for 30 days same for cigarettes. or is it really not that much of a problem. cl+itk Tic toc tic toc
Robert B June 26, 2012 at 12:54 AM
Reality check everyone. These four stores are only ACCUSED of violating the law.They have not been found guilty of anything yet. As such, I too do not believe their names should be published at this time. I know that for many, these days, being accused is the same thing as being guilty, but thank that flag you are always saluting that is not the case.
Tony T June 26, 2012 at 01:52 AM
Under your theory the media could not publish a story on anyone who was arrested until conviction. First, once arrested all information is public record and can be sealed after aquittal and second, without stories on arrests until convicted your daily newspaper would be pretty thin.
Joe Public June 26, 2012 at 03:19 AM
1 million? seriously guy?
Clarkstown life June 26, 2012 at 03:28 AM
Leon.......you are ridiculous
JP July 10, 2012 at 03:42 AM
If we could only put this type of effort into knocking out all the drug dealing going on now in Rockland. Might make more sense. Seriously, do any of you out there know any 20 year old who has not ever drank a beer? Thats not the big crime; the drug dealing is!
Tony T July 10, 2012 at 10:06 AM
Where have you been? Last week the Joint Task force arrested 40 drug delaers in Rockland county!

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