State police: 15 of 16 businesses pass underage alcohol sting

11/25/2013 4:27 PM |
TIM GANNON FILE PHOTO | The state police barracks in Riverside.

TIM GANNON FILE PHOTO | The state police barracks in Riverside.

A Mount Sinai teen working at a Route 58 gas station was the only clerk to sell alcohol to an undercover agent during an underage drinking sting conducted in Riverhead last Wednesday, state police said.

The following businesses were found to be in compliance: Gulf gas on Main Street, Gulf Gas on Route 58, Winemart, Roanoke Liquors, Wine Depot, Hess Express, Mobil Gas Bolla Market, both Route 58 7-Eleven locations, Sunoco in Calverton, as well as The Thirsty Cellar, Alpine Liquors, Hess Mart Express, Empire Gas, and Valero Gas in Wading River, according to a report.

Route 58 Mobil employee Hamza Khan, 18, was charged with one count of unlawful dealing with a child and one count of prohibited sale of an alcoholic beverage after selling a 6-pack of Budweiser to an undercover officer, according to a report.