Clerks at four local stores were recently busted in a police sting operation that found the employees sold alcohol to minors, Southampton Town police said.
Police conducted New York State Liquor Authority compliance checks Friday and found the following establishments were in violation of selling alcohol to patrons under the age of 21, according to a police press release issued Sunday:
• Maria Pereiraramos, 33, of Flanders was arrested at Garden Deli, 790 Flanders Rd. in Flanders.
• Turgut Uyaniker, 49, of Centereach was arrested at Shell Gas Station, 9 Lake Ave. in Riverside.
• Perfecto Yanez, 33, of Riverhead was arrested at Marta’s Deli, 300 Riverleigh Ave. in Riverside.
• Joseph Clark, 23, of Flanders was arrested at Cumberland Farms Gas Station, 13 County Road 39 in Southampton.
Each clerk was charged with prohibited sale to a minor and first-degree unlawfully dealing with a child, both misdemeanors, officials said.
They were released on their own recognizance to return to court at a later date, police said.