Clerks charged in underage alcohol sting

barracksNew York State Police arrested a Jamesport pizza parlor employee, as well as a Mattituck shop clerk, in an underage alcohol sting on Tuesday after authorities said they both sold beer illegally to undercover cops.

According to police, one employee at Lenny’s Pizza and Pasta in Jamesport, as well as another at Mattituck’s La Tienda, were both charged with unlawfully dealing with a child, as well as prohibited sale of an alcoholic beverage, both misdemeanors.

Six other locations in the Mattituck-Laurel area were involved in the sting did not sell alcohol to a minor, police said: 7-Eleven, Murphy’s Spirit Shoppe, J. Shields Fine Wines, Handy Pantry, and BP Gas/Okan Grocery – all in Mattituck – as well as Empire Gas in Laurel.

Police issued appearance tickets to La Tienda employee Liliana Gomez Orellana, 34 of Jamesport, as well as Christine M. Miller, 40, of Jamesport, who was working at Lenny’s.