Suffolk Police arrested three clerks late Friday for selling alcohol to minors at stores in Commack, Huntington Station and East Northport. An additional man was arrested for offering to buy alcohol for a minor, police said.
Crime Section and Community Oriented Police Enforcement officers conducted state Liquor Authority checks at six area convenience stores between 9:15-11:15 p.m. Clerks at three of the stores failed inspection and sold alcohol to undercover agents.
The clerks were charged with unlawfully dealing with a child, 1st degree and were given appearance tickets for First District Court in Central Islip on Sept. 25. Police charged:
Bhupinder Singh, 21, of Huntington Station, working at BP Gas Station, at 272 East Jericho Turnpike, Huntington Station.
Cengiz Hurol, 49, of Ronkonkoma, working at U.S. Petroleum Gas Station (Heaven Fruit Quick Stop) at 6077 East Jericho Turnpike, Commack.
Ekran Boynuince, 50, of East Northport, working at Food Star, at 304 Larkfield Road, East Northport.
In addition, customer Jose Santos, 30, of Huntington Station, was charged with unlawfully dealing with a child, 1st degree after offering to purchase alcohol for the underage agent at 24-7 Convenience Store, at 10 Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station.
It was the second time in five months Suffolk cops . Police made a similar sweep June 8, men.