Police sent an underaged volunteer to 10 businesses in the Second Precinct during an underage-alcohol sting on Saturday. While some of the businesses were targeted due to previous complaints, others were chosen at random, police said.
Orlando Brisita, 45, an employee of Mishael Deli & Grocery who listed his home address as that of the deli, was arrested, along with Compruebe Deli employee Felix Tavares Ramirez, 45, of 80 W. Fourh Ave.
Both men were charged with first-degree unlawfully dealing with a child and are scheduled to appear at First District Court in Central Islip on Aug. 7. The businesses will be referred to the New York State Liquor Authority, police said.
The other eight businesses visited during the sting refused to sell alcohol to the minor, police said.