State Liquor Authority conducts underage drinking operation in Capital District

The New York State Liquor Authority announced the results of an underage sting operation conducted on July 22 in the Capital District.

Investigators, working with an underage undercover agent, conducted the operation at eight licensed vendors. The agent was able to purchase alcohol at two of the businesses.

The businesses that allegedly sold to the minor agent were Cameron’s Deli at 446 Dix Ave. in Queensbury and All Star Pizza & Deli at 224 Quail St. in Albany. The minor was turned away at the six other businesses.

Selling alcohol to a minor comes with up to $10,000 in civil penalties, starting from $2,500 to $4,000 for a first offense. Repeat offenders face penalties that include revocation of licenses. Employees that sell to minors can be arrested and charged with a misdemeanor.