One man was arrested by Riverhead Town Police during a N.Y. State Liquor Authority compliance check of six wineries in the town on Monday, Aug. 26, targeting the sale of alcohol to patrons under the age of 21, police announced in a press release issued Friday night.

Arrested was Nicholas Bossey, 21, of Riverhead, an employee of RG/NY, 6025 Sound Avenue, for unlawfully dealing with a child in the first degree, police said. He was processed at Riverhead Town Police headquarters and released on an appearance ticket to appear in Riverhead Town Justice Court on a future date, police said.

According to the press release officers conducted investigations on the following locations and all were found to be in compliance:

LiV Vodka, 2182 Sound Avenue, Baiting Hollow
Palmer Vineyards, 5120 Sound Avenue, Riverhead
Sherwood Vineyards, 1291 Main Road, Jamesport
Jason Vineyards, 1785 Main Road, Jamesport
Clovis Point Vineyard & Winery, 1935 Rt. 25

Police said these checks are part of an on-going effort by the Riverhead Town Police Department to ensure New York State Liquor Authority and New York State Penal Law compliance for the sale of alcohol to minors.

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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