CLIFTON PARK – Four of 21 Saratoga County businesses checked in a Saturday underage alcohol sales sting sold alcohol to an underage buyer, New York State Police said Monday.
Police conducted the sting Saturday at businesses in Clifton Park, Halfmoon, Ballston Lake and Ballston Spa.
The sting resulted in four people at the four businesses cited for unlawfully dealing with a child, a misdemeanor, after police said they sold alcohol to someone under the age of 21.
Seventeen other businesses passed and refused to sell, police said.
The stings involve a trooper in plainclothes and one or several underage operatives who cannot lie about their age or provide a false date of birth, police said.
State police identified the four businesses where alcohol was sold to the underage individuals as:
- A-Plus Sunoco, 1545 Crescent Road, Clifton Park
- Sunoco Food Mart, 1500 Route 9, Halfmoon
- Xtra Mart, 1588 Route 9, Halfmoon
- Lucky Mart Valero, 1324 Route 50, Ballston Spa
State police did not identify in a release the individuals charged.