An undercover operation to check whether local stores were selling alcohol to underage customers found that 26 out of 30 businesses visited were abiding by the law, according to .
Employees at four businesses were charged with first-degree unlawfully dealing with a child, a misdemeanor, and released pending July hearings in Clarkstown Town Court in New City.
The investigation during June included the Clarkstown Police SMART Sales Unit, in conjunction with officers of the Rockland County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. They used underage undercover agents to check local business compliance.
Four businesses were cited for selling alcohol to minors:
- Nyack Food Mart, Central Nyack
- Mobil Mart, Nanuet
- Stop & Shop, Nanuet
- Gulf Express, Nanuet.
The stores found to be in compliance are: DB Mart, Congers Spirits, Congers Little Food Mart, Route 303 Auto Service, and Titanic Deli in Congers; A&P, Spirit Town, Rite Aid, Shell Mart, ATS Grocery, United Food, Downtown Liquors and Lucky Convenient in Valley Cottage; Citgo Mart in Upper Nyack; Shell Mart in Central Nyack; Stop & Shop, Rite Liquors, Shoprite, and Mobil on the Run in West Nyack; Route 304 Liquors in New City; Food Mart USA in Bardonia; Pathmark, Buy Wise Liquors, Nanuet Minimart, Getty Mart, and Citgo Mart in Nanuet.
The SMART Sales Unit conducts monthly enforcement compliance checks of local licensed retailers of alcohol products.