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Five store clerks arrested in crackdown on selling alcohol to minors, Suffolk police said

Five people have been arrested and charged in the sale of alcohol to minors Saturday at businesses in West Islip, Bay Shore, East Islip and Islip, Suffolk County police said.

The arrests were part of an investigation into the sale of alcohol to minors by Third Precinct crime section officers during which 22 businesses were checked for compliance.

Police said the following clerks were arrested and charged with unlawfully dealing with a minor at the following locations: Sebahitti Akkaya, 52, of Delta Mini Mart, 305 Union Blvd., West Islip; Junaid Sian, 29, of Exxon Gas Mart, 172 Howells Road, Bay Shore; Nelson Peralta, 47, of Nino's Deli, 4B Smith Ave., also Bay Shore; Tahir Erdogan, 34, of Carleton Quick Service, 171 Carleton Ave., East Islip; and James Guardino, 22, of Parmar Liquors, 259 Main St., Islip.

The five clerks were each issued field appearance tickets and are scheduled to appear in First District Court in Central Islip on Oct. 26.

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