A Riverhead Town Police Department COPE Unit conducted a New York State Liquor Authority compliance check of eleven locations within the Town of Riverhead yesterday, targeting the sale of alcohol to patrons under the age of 21, according to a police press release/
Officers found one violation and made one arrest. Long Tao Lin, 41, of Ridge was charged with unlawfully dealing with a child in the first degree after a compliance check at The Thirsty Cellar, 6324 Route 25A, Suite 4 in Wading River.
Lin was processed and released on a desk appearance ticket, police said.
Police said the following locations were also checked and found to be in compliance:
- Sound Avenue Liquor, 5085 Sound Avenue, Aquebogue
- North Fork Liquor, 1527 Main Road, Jamesport
- Peconic Wine and Liquor, 184 Old Country Road, Riverhead
- Michael’s Wine and Liquor, 802 East Main Street, Riverhead
- Lucky Liquor, 134 West Main Street, Riverhead
- Wine Mart Fine Wine and Spirits, 757 Old Country Road, Riverhead
- Roanoke Plaza Liquors, 1096 Old Country Road, Riverhead
- EHP Liquors, 1774 Old Country Road, Riverhead
- Riverhead Liquor Mart, 1866 Old Country Road, Riverhead
- Alpine Wine and Liquors, 6249 Rt. 25A, Wading River
Editor’s note: A criminal charge is an accusation. A person charged with a crime is presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.
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