Two Riverhead store clerks were arrested on charges they sold alcohol to minors as part of an underage drinking initiative by Riverside Station troopers, State Police said Tuesday.

The clerks -- Ravinder Parkash, 58, of Riverhead, and Heriberto Jerez-Gutierrez, 36, of Coram, each sold alcohol to youths sent into the stores on April 25 by State Police, according to a news release.

At 7:30 p.m. April 25, an underage subject purchased beer from USA Gas Food Mart at 415 E. Main St., purchasing beer from Parkash, police said.

At 8 p.m. April 25, another minor under the direction of troopers purchased beer from Jerez-Gutierrez at the MG Deli at 999 E. Main St., police said.

Parkash is charged with unlawfully dealing with a child and selling alcohol to a minor. He is scheduled to return May 14 to the Town of Riverhead Court.

Jerez-Gutierrez is charged with unlawfully dealing with a child and selling alcohol to a minor. He is due to return to court June 14.

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