Schenectady business fails underage alcohol sales sting, Glenville store passes, state says

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ALBANY — A Schenectady deli failed a recent underage alcohol sales sting, while a Glenville business passed, the State Liquour Authority said Tuesday.

The authority conducted the sting at five businesses around the Capital Region Friday, based on public complaints of sales to minors made against each location, officials said.

The sting worked with an undercover agent, under the direct supervision of state beverage control investigators, officials said.

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In all, two of the five businesses failed the sting, while three passed and refused to sell, officials said.

Officials identified the two businesses alleged to have sold to a minor as Munchie’s Deli Grocery, 814 Eastern Ave., Schenectady, and BM Petro, 2 Church St., Nassau.

The three businesses that passed and refused to sell to a minor, included the Xtra Mart, 245 Saratoga Road, Glenville, along with Raizaida’s Fuel in Wynantskill and Sabatino’s Liquor in Albany.

For the two businesses alleged to have sold to a minor, they face civil penalties of up to $10,000 and repeat offenders also face possible suspension, cancellation or revocation of their licenses.

Employees who sell can also be charged with a misdemeanor. No employees were identified in Tuesday’s sting release.

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