17 March 2020

Major Brian Shortall
Troop C Commander


New York State Police conducted an Underage Drinking Enforcement detail in Tompkins County on Saturday, March 14, 2020.  Seventeen establishments were checked.  One unlawful sale was made to a 17-year-old underage operative. 


Citgo/Smiley’s Food Mart on Elmira Road in the town of Newfield was found not in compliance.  Employee Denise Lewis, age 40 of Newfield, NY was charged with the misdemeanor of the ABC Law of making an unlawful sale of alcohol to a minor.  She was issued an appearance ticket to appear on April 1, 2020 to the town of Newfield court.


Sixteen establishments found in compliance were:

  • Byrne Dairy & Deli, East Main Street, Trumansburg, NY
  • Trumansburg Wine & Spirits, Trumansburg Road, Trumansburg, NY
  • Trumansburg Shur Shave, Trumansburg Road, Trumansburg, NY
  • Trumansburg Liquor Supply, West Main Street, Trumansburg, NY
  • Kinney Drugs, Trumansburg Road, Trumansburg, NY
  • Dandy Mini-Mart, Mecklenburg Road, Ithaca, NY
  • Covered Bridge Market & Pizzeria, Main Street, Newfield, NY
  • Mirabito Convenience Store, Danby Road, Ithaca, NY
  • Rogan’s Corners, Dandy Road, Ithaca, NY
  • Top Shelf Liquor, Dandy Road, Ithaca, NY
  • Judd Falls Wines and Spirits, Pine Tree Road, Ithaca, NY
  • P&C Fresh, Pine Tree Road, Ithaca, NY
  • Walgreens, Pine Tree Road, Ithaca, NY
  • Mirabito Convenience Store, Pine Tree Road, Ithaca, NY
  • Valero, Dryden Road, Ithaca, NY
  • Mirabito, Dryden Road, Freeville


During the Underage Drinking Initiative, retail establishments are checked utilizing a trooper in plain clothes and one or several underage operatives who cannot lie about their age or give a fake date of birth.  When asked for ID, they must show their real ID.


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