4 arrested in alcohol sales to minors

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Four people were arrested after they sold alcohol to a minor at several businesses Friday night in the Town of Huntington, police said.

Suffolk County police said Second Precinct Crime Section officers conducted an underage alcohol sting operation at four businesses and all four were found to be in violation. A volunteer who was under 21, acting as an agent with the Suffolk County Police Department, entered four businesses with the intent to purchase alcohol. Some of the stores were chosen in response to community complaints while others were randomly selected, police said. The arrests occurred between 10 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.

The following people were charged with unlawfully dealing with a child, first degree, in the sale of alcohol to a minor:

Jose Rodriguez, 61, employed by Brothers Deli, 243 Broadway, Greenlawn

Naseem Mohammed, 30, employed by One Stop Deli, 223 Broadway, Greenlawn

Harish Suthar, 30, employed by 110 Convenience, 215 Rte. 110, Huntington Station

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Jose Alveraz, 45, employed by El Triunfo, 1789 New York Ave., Huntington Station

Rodriguez, Mohammed, Suthar and Alveraz were each issued a field appearance ticket and will appear July 18 at First District Court in Central Islip.

The operation was part of an ongoing effort by the Suffolk County Police Department to ensure compliance of laws pertaining to the sale of alcohol.

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