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Cops: 3 face alcohol violations at Copiague deli and grocery

Three people have been charged with numerous violations following State Liquor Authority inspections at a deli and grocery Saturday night in Copiague, Suffolk County police said.

The inspections were conducted at about 10 p.m. at Los Tres Amigos Deli & Grocery on Great Neck Road by members of the Suffolk Police First Precinct Crime Section, the First Precinct Community Support Unit, First Precinct patrol officers, the Town of Babylon deputy public safety commissioner, the Babylon Town fire marshal and the town building inspector, and town code enforcement authorities.

Police said the owner of the store, Pedro A. Galvan 67, of Freeport, was charged with 11 counts of alcoholic beverage control violations, including allowing consumption of beer on the premises, promoting gambling and possession of gambling devices.

Denis Membreno 31, of Copiague — described by police as a patron of the deli — was charged with offenses including false impersonation and also had outstanding warrants, police said.

Ruth Hernandez Ramirez 28, of Massapequa — also described as a patron of the deli — was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Police said the Town Of Babylon Quality of Life Task Force also issued 17 combined building, fire and code violations to the owner and as a result of the violations, the establishment was closed.

Arraignment dates for the defendants had not yet been scheduled.

No further details were immediately available.

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