Two Men Arrested In Huntington Station For Selling Alcohol To A Minor
Suffolk County Police have arrested two Huntington Station men after they were caught selling alcohol to a minor during an underage alcohol sting.
An underage volunteer, acting as an agent with the Suffolk County Police Department, entered 10 businesses in the Second Precinct with the intent to purchase alcohol on June 9 as part of an underage alcohol sting conducted by officers from the Second Precinct Crime Section. Some of the businesses were selected based on community complaints while others were selected at random.
Two businesses failed the inspection, Mishael Deli & Grocery, located at 1454 New York Ave., Huntington Station, and Compruebe Deli, located at 1415 New York Ave., Huntington Station.
An employee of Mishael Deli & Grocery, Orlando Brisita, 45, of 1454 New York Ave., Huntington Station, and Felix Tavares Ramirez, 45, of 80 W. 4th St., Huntington Station, an employee of Compruebe, were arrested and charged with Unlawfully Dealing with a Child 1st degree for selling alcohol to the underage agent. The business will also be referred to the State Liquor Authority.
The other eight businesses refused the sale of alcohol to the underage agent.
Brisita and Ramirez were issued appearance tickets and are scheduled to appear at First District Court in Central Islip on August 7, 2012.