Seven LI Stores Caught Selling Alcohol and Tobacco to Minor
August 5, 2014
(Suffolk, LI) The Suffolk County Police Department has arrested seven people after they were caught selling alcohol and tobacco to a minor at several businesses on August 1 and August 3 in Commack, Hauppauge and Islandia.
According to the report, Fourth Precinct Crime Section officers conducted an initiative into the sale of alcohol and tobacco to underage patrons at fifty establishments and seven were found to be in violation.
The Suffolk County Police Department has arrested seven people after they were caught selling alcohol and tobacco to a minor at several businesses on August 1 and August 3 in Commack, Hauppauge and Islandia.
The following people were charged with Unlawfully Dealing with a Minor 1st Degree:
Lei Zhou, 20, employed by Commack Wines & Liquors, 214 Mayfair Shopping Center
Marco Parodi, 34, employed by Gulf, 1979 Veterans Memorial Highway, Islandia
Swarn Kaur, 58, employed by Hess, 522 Nesconset Highway, Hauppauge
Karma Sherpa, 34, employed by Sunoco, 303 Maple Ave., Hauppauge
The following people were charged with Unlawfully Dealing with a Minor 2nd Degree:
Nazir Choudry, 63, employed by Shell, 1331 Motor Parkway, Hauppauge
Ibrahim Mohamed, 53, employed by Sunoco, 1340 Motor Parkway, Hauppauge
Erkan Muhammet, 49, employed by BP, 1964 Veterans Memorial Highway, Islandia
Muhammet, who also had an outstanding warrant, was arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on Saturday, August 2. The others arrested were all issued Field Appearance Tickets and are scheduled to appear at First District Court in Central Islip at a later date.
The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty. Defendants are entitled to a fair trial with the burden on the prosecution to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
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