SOMERS, N.Y. -- New York State Police in Somers have charged two gas-station employees in an underage drinking enforcement operation in Northern Westchester County.
Numerous retail establishments were checked throughout the Somers, North Salem, Lewisboro and Pound Ridge by utilizing a 19-year old volunteer to purchase alcohol under the observation of plainclothes investigators supported by uniformed troopers, police said.
Two clerks sold beer to the volunteer and were charged during the operation:
* Colin Rose, 23, of North Salem, employed at the Route 35 Shell station in Lewisboro.
* Karen Monroy, 24, of Carmel, NY, employed at Route 22 Shell station in North Salem.
They were issued appearance tickets for 65-C of the ABC Law to appear in local court at a later date.
In addition, their employers face possible civil penalties imposed by the State Liquor Authority.
State Police, with investigative support provided by the New York State Liquor Authority, routinely conduct underage drinking enforcement operations throughout the state in an effort to curb alcohol abuse and DWI incidents among teenagers.
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