Two underage drinking sting operations this week netted a single arrest, state and local police said, as 32 other establishments were found to be following state law.
According to a state news release, state troopers investigated 13 stores in Riverhead Town Wednesday. One cashier at Lucky Wine & Liquors, Yan Fan Yeung, 44, of Riverhead, was charged with second-degree unlawful dealing with a child and prohibited sale of an alcoholic beverage, police said.
This was the second time Mr. Yeung had been charged with selling alcohol to a minor in less than a year. Last December, Mr. Yeung allegedly sold a bottle of Bacardi rum to an undercover police agent, state police said at the time.
In this most recent arrest, Mr. Yeung was issued a ticket with a future court date.
The other 12 stores — listed below — were all in compliance, state police said:
- Thunder Gas, 1462 Flanders Rd, Riverhead
- Riverside Market & Petroleum, 301 Flanders Rd, Riverhead
- Wisla Deli, 125 W. Main St, Riverhead
- Riverhead Village Deli, 318 E. Main St, Riverhead
- MG Deli 999 E. Main St, Riverhead
- 7-Eleven 162 Old Country Rd, Riverhead
- Empire Mini Mart, 640 Old Country Rd, Riverhead
- 7-Eleven, 1733 Old Country Rd., Riverhead
- Village Grocery, 733 Main St, Riverhead
- Peconic Wine & Liquors, 184 Old Country Rd., Riverhead
- Winemart, 757 Old Country Rd, Riverhead
- Wine Depot, 1698 Rte 58, Riverhead
Five days earlier, members of the Riverhead Police Community Oriented Police Enforcement unit inspected 20 unnamed stores and liquor shops in town, police said. None of the stores sold alcohol to a minor, according to a news release.
Photo Caption: A liquor store display in California. (Credit: Amy Ashcraft, flickr)