07 September 2021
Major Todd O. Stratton
Troop C Commander


On August 31, 2021 New York State Police conducted an Underage Drinking Initiative in Cortland County.  One establishment was not in compliance and sold alcohol to a minor. 

The following business was found not in compliance under the New York Beverage Control Law Section 65, Prohibited Sale to Person Under the Age of 21:

  • Speedway – Port Watson St., Cortland, NY

An appearance ticket was issued to the clerk who sold alcohol to the minor. 

Business in compliance were:

  • Sunoco – NY-281, Cortland, NY
  • Citgo – Webb Rd., Cortland, NY
  • Kwik Fill – NY-13, Cortland, NY
  • Sunoco – Port Watson, Cortland, NY
  • Sunoco – US-11, Cortland, NY
  • Speedway – US-11, McGraw, NY
  • ONO Travel Plaza – US-11, McGraw, NY
  • Valero – Cortland St., Marathon, NY
  • Sunoco – Broome St., Marathon, NY
  • Sunoco – NY-26, Cincinnatus, NY

During the Underage Drinking Initiative, retail establishments are checked using a trooper in plain clothes and one or sever underaged operative who cannot lie about their age of give a fake date of birth (if asked).  When asked for ID, they must show their real ID.

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