27 February 2020

Major David C. Candelaria
Troop L Commander




On Wednesday, February 26, 2020, the New York State Police Barracks in East Meadow conducted an Underage Drinker Enforcement Operation in the Town of Hempstead.  During the operation, 2 retail establishments were cited for selling an alcoholic beverage to an undercover State Police operative under the age of 21.

Arrested and charged with Unlawful Dealing with a Child in the First Degree and Prohibited Sale of an Alcoholic Beverage was:

Anil Patwa, 66, of Albertson, NY, a clerk at Fortune Smoke Shop, Old Country Road in Westbury.

Katty Garibaldi-Espana, 52, of Levittown, NY, a clerk at AAC Convenience Store, Jericho Turnpike in Mineola. 

The following establishments were also checked and found to be in compliance:

1.) Mobil Gas Station on Old Country Road, Westbury.

2.) BP Gas Station on Old Country Road, Westbury.

3.) 711 on Old Country Road, Westbury.                          

4.)  711 on Old Country Road, Carle Place.

5.)  Kings Jericho Mobil, Jericho Turnpike, Old Westbury

6.) 711 on East Jericho Turnpike, Mineola.

7.)  Jericho Liquors on East Jericho Turnpike, Mineola.

8.) Stop 24 Grocery on East Jericho Turnpike, Mineola.

9.) Ultra Gas Station on East Jericho Turnpike, Mineola.

10.) Aura Vape and Smoke/Conoco Gas on East Jericho Turnpike, Mineola


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