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Four Arrested in Liquor Sting

Suffolk Police arrest three clerks for selling alcohol to minors at Commack, Huntington Station and East Northport stores late Friday.

Suffolk Police arrested three clerks late Friday for selling alcohol to minors at stores in Commack, Huntington Station and East Northport. An additional man was arrested for offering to buy alcohol for a minor, police said.

Crime Section and Community Oriented Police Enforcement officers conducted state Liquor Authority checks at six area convenience stores between 9:15-11:15 p.m. Clerks at three of the stores failed inspection and sold alcohol to undercover agents.

The clerks were charged with unlawfully dealing with a child, 1st degree and were given appearance tickets for First District Court in Central Islip on Sept. 25. Police charged:

Bhupinder Singh, 21, of Huntington Station, working at BP Gas Station, at 272 East Jericho Turnpike, Huntington Station.

Cengiz Hurol, 49, of Ronkonkoma, working at U.S. Petroleum Gas Station (Heaven Fruit Quick Stop) at 6077 East Jericho Turnpike, Commack.

Ekran Boynuince, 50, of East Northport, working at Food Star, at 304 Larkfield Road, East Northport.

In addition, customer Jose Santos, 30, of Huntington Station, was charged with unlawfully dealing with a child, 1st degree after offering to purchase alcohol for the underage agent at 24-7 Convenience Store, at 10 Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station.

It was the second time in five months Suffolk cops . Police made a similar sweep June 8, men.

pbug56 July 29, 2012 at 07:56 PM
Maybe someone needs to take a close look at how that place operates. Oh, and maybe ICE should pay a visit to the repeat offenders and check to see if the offenders are here legally. If they are - fine, just let SPD and the Suffolk DA deal with them. There are plenty of honest stores and stations; let's do what we need to about those who are not.
FYI July 30, 2012 at 07:37 PM
Good that you spotted that. Many times the attendants will ask you to pull forward enough so that you can't see the pump readings from the driver seat, especially when you tell them "cash". An old trick still being used today but unless you report it to an agency, it will continue after you leave.
patriot56 August 02, 2012 at 10:08 PM
hard not to notice "Bob Jones" wasn't arrested.
2 Turn Tables August 02, 2012 at 10:47 PM
Oh, you two are so racist!!!
patriot56 August 03, 2012 at 05:39 PM
Not at all David. 20 yrs ago the Feds coerced the states to change the minimum age to drink alcohol from 18 to 21 or lose highway funding. The jury is still out as to whether this change has saved lives. However, it is now the law that 21 is the minimum age to drink alcohol and the majority of Americans adhere to it. Only three other countries around the world have a 21 minimum and more countries than you can imagine have NO minimum drinking age & I venture to guess they are the native lands of Cengiz & Ekran. Which is fine when they are visiting relatives back home, but follow our laws while working or visiting the US.

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