Four stores cited in Saratoga County underage alcohol sales sting, state says; 44 stores pass

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SARATOGA COUNTY – Four Saratoga County stores were cited last week in an underage alcohol sales sting, state Liquor Authority officials said.

Fourty-four others passed and refused to sell, officials said.

Officials conducted the sting last Thursday, April 14, at the 48 businesses located throughout the county.

Cited, accused of selling alcohol to an underage agent were:

  • ASC Mart, 22 N. Central Ave., Mechanicville
  • Joe’s Kiwk Marts, 3006 Route 50, Saratoga Springs
  • Union Food Mart & Deli, 2 South St., Ballston Spa
  • CVS Pharmacy, 839 Route 146, Clifton Park

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Those cited face civil penalties of up to $10,000 per violation and repeat offenders face possible suspension, cancellation or revocation of their licenses, officials said. The employees who sell can be arrested and charged.

The sting consisted of three teams divided to focus on three regions. Each team included Saratoga County Sheriff’s deputies or investigators, an SLA investigator and two underage agents. 

Those refusing to sell included six in Ballston Spa, four in Saratoga Springs, 11 in Clifton Park and four in Halfmoon.

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