A recent underage drinking initiative led by the New York State Police in Herkimer County took down three stores for noncompliance. An employee of each of the three convenience stores was also charged.
State police said the minor sting was performed on April 5, at more than a dozen locations across the county. Ten stores were found to be compliant, the soldiers said:
- Stewarts, 8 Cold Brook Street, Poland, NY
- country store2114 State Route 29, Salisbury Center, NY
- Stewarts97 North Main Street, Dolgeville, NY
- easy market, 6371 State Route 167, Dolgeville, NY
- Stewarts32 North Ann Street, Little Falls, NY
- Sam Deli, 15 Furnace Street, Little Falls, NY
- cliffs279 W Main St, Little Falls, NY
- Fastrak201 W State St, Herkimer, NY
- Stewarts260 Mohawk Street, Herkimer, NY
- cliffs430 Mohawk Street, Herkimer, NY
However, state police officials issued tickets to cashiers at three locations that were found to be in violation of New York State law on the sale of liquor to one or more persons under the age of 21 years old.
- by Stewart – 5 North Main Street, Middleville, NY
- Track store – 4 North Ann Street, Little Falls, NY
- cliffs412 E State St, Herkimer, NY
As a result, state police said they charged three people – Savannah Dygert, 22, Lori Colvin, 50, and Andrew Edick, 35 – with unlawfully dealing with a child in the first degree (PL 160.20) and prohibited sale of alcohol to a person. Under 21 (ABC 65-1).
[AUTHOR’S NOTE: All persons mentioned above suspected of wrongdoing or charged in any cases are innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.]
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