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Adrian H. Anderson, Sheriff

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May 13, 2014        Print version


ABC Detail Nets Four Arrests for Sale of Alcohol to Minors

In an effort to help combat underage drinking, the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office conducted an ABC Detail consisting of compliance checks at various alcoholic beverage retail outlets within the county on Tuesday May 13, 2014. 

Sheriff Anderson has members conduct these details at various times throughout the year and they involve sending a volunteer underage decoy into the establishment in an attempt to purchase alcoholic beverages. If an alcoholic beverage is sold to the decoy the person who sold or gave it away is usually charged with both Penal Law & ABC Law violations. Additionally, a police referral is sent to the NYS Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control who controls the licenses to sell alcohol and who has the authority to subsequently impose a penalty or revoke the license.   

A total of sixteen establishments in the Towns of Beekman, LaGrange, Pleasant Valley and Poughkeepsie as well as the Village of Pawling were checked during this detail with four making sales of alcoholic beverages to the underage decoy. The following locations had employees who made illegal sales.

Town of LaGrange- Eshaa Gas Mart Corp (Mobil Station), 1061 Freedom Plains Rd. Dosila Bethea (21 yoa) of Poughkeepsie was charged with Unlawfully Dealing with a Child 1st & Prohibited Sale of Alcohol to a Person under Twenty-One both misdemeanors.  

Town of Beekman- Appalachian Star Corp (Shell Station), 2858 Rte 55. Marc Walter (37 yoa) of Pleasant Valley was charged with Unlawfully Dealing with a Child 1st & Prohibited Sale of Alcohol to a Person under Twenty-One both misdemeanors.  

Town of Beekman- Cumberland Farms Inc, 2447 Rte 55. Stephen Feeney (45 yoa) of Dover was charged with Unlawfully Dealing with a Child 1st & Prohibited Sale of Alcohol to a Person under Twenty-One both misdemeanors.      
    
Town of Poughkeepsie- Jyoti Incorporated (Shell Station), 818 Dutchess Turnpike. Azad Singh (25 yoa) of Poughkeepsie was charged with Unlawfully Dealing with a Child 1st & Prohibited Sale of Alcohol to a Person under Twenty-One both misdemeanors.  

In addition the following locations were in compliance and did NOT make any sales.

Town of LaGrange-
Van Wyck Deli on Freedom Plains Rd
Thrifty Beverage on Freedom Plains Rd
Gulf Station on Freedom Plains Rd in Apple Valley
Shell Station on Rte 55 & TSP.

Town of Beekman-
Shell Station on Rte 55 & Beekman Rd

Town of Poughkeepsie-
Stewarts Shop on Manchester Circle
Sunoco Station on Main St & Grand Ave
Getty Station on Main St
Walgreens in Dutchess Center.

Town of Pleasant Valley-
Mobil Station on Rte 44 & Timothy Hgts
Getty Station on Rte 44.

Village of Pawling-
It’s a Burger on Broad St.   

*All subjects arrested and charged are alleged to have committed the crime and are presumed innocent until proven guilty and are to appear in a local court at a later date.

 

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