02 June 2022
 
 
NEW YORK STATE POLICE 
Major Jeffrey A. VanAuken
Troop C Commander
 



 
PRESS RELEASE
 

One person was arrested during an Underage Drinking Initiative in Chenango and Otsego Counties.  The initiative took place on May 28, 2022. 

Alcohol was sold to a minor at Smithville General Store, State Highway 41, Smithville Flats, NY.  An appearance ticket was issued to the clerk who sold alcohol to the minor. 

Business in compliance were:

  • South Otselic Store, State Highway 26, South Otselic, NY
  • Byrne Dairy, East Main Street, Norwich, NY
  • Denny’s Wine & Liquors, Mitchell Street, Norwich, NY
  • Stewart’s Shop, North Canal Street, Oxford, NY
  • Mirabito, North Canal Street, Oxford, NY
  • Ye Olde Shanty, South Canal Street, Oxford, NY
  • Greene Spirits Liquor Store, Matteson Street, Greene, NY
  • Miraito, Genesee Street, Greene, NY
  • Sunoco/USA Mini Mart, State Highway 12, Greene, NY
  • Mirabito, South Broad Street, Morris, NY

During the Underage Drinking Initiative, retail establishments are checked using a trooper in plain clothes and one or several underage operative(s) who cannot lie about their age or give a fake date of birth (if asked).  When asked for ID, they must show their real ID.  All New York State driver’s licenses are horizontal if the license holder is over the age of 21l if the license holder is under the age of 21, they are vertical.   

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