Sloatsburg store clerk sold alcohol to minor, cops say

The Ramapo Police Department on Route 59 in The Ramapo Police Department on Route 59 in Suffern. (Feb. 15, 2012) Photo Credit: Angela Gaul

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A 24-year-old clerk at a Sloatsburg shop was arrested Thursday for selling alcohol to an undercover minor during a daylong sting operation by Ramapo police, officials said.

Workers at 12 other stores were also put to the test and passed.

Michael J. Williams, of Sloatsburg, was working at the JTS Grab and Go at 55 Orange Tpke. when the underage agent purchased alcohol without showing identification, Ramapo police said Friday.

Williams, who violated the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law for selling to a minor, was issued a desk appearance ticket and is due back in Sloatsburg Justice Court on Oct. 24.

No one picked up the phone at JTS Grab and Go on Friday.

The stores found in compliance included Great Chestnut Grocery, Walmart, Bagelicious, CVS, Food and News, Grapevine Wine, Wesley Hills Mobil, Rite Aid, Super Seven, Hayward's Market, Sterlington Station and Sloatburg Wine and Liquor.

The Rockland County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children assisted in the investigation.

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