Twelve out of 20 Hudson Valley businesses checked during an underage drinking sting are accused of selling alcohol to a minor.

On Thursday, the New York State Liquor Authority announced the results of an underage sting operation conducted on July 25, in Orange, Dutchess and Ulster counties. SLA investigators, working with an underage agent, conducted an underage-drinking sting operation visiting 20 licensed businesses.

In total, the undercover agent was able to purchase alcohol at 12 of the businesses visited, officials say.

The following businesses are accused of selling alcohol to minors:

Pamela’s Traveling Feast
1 Park Place, Newburgh

Quick Check
79 Matthews Street, Goshen

Beer World
39 Brookside Avenue, Chester

A Plus Mini Market
68 Brookside Avenue, Chester

Fireside Bar and Restaurant
3 Mountain Avenue, Highland Falls

Benny Havens Pub and Restaurant
293 Main Street, Highland Falls

The Beacon Hotel
424 Main Street, Beacon

Dairy Plus Express
152 North Street, Newburgh

Jaman Enterprises
5004 Route 9W, Newburgh

Harguru Nanak Petroleum
399 Greenwich Avenue, Goshen

Discount Beverage Center
1898 Route 9W, Milton

Bridge Snack Shop
5001 Route 9W, Newburgh

According to the SLA, these businesses refused to sell to minors:

Beverage Plus
151 Greenwich Avenue, Goshen

Shell Food Market
70 Brookside Avenue, Chester

9W Food Mart
431 Robinson Avenue, Newburgh

New Street Tavern
14 New Street, Goshen

Chestnut Marts
75 Brookside Avenue, Chester

Lorgan’s Liquors
58 Brookside Avenue, Chester

Cumberland Farms
168 Main Street, Chester

Goshen Oil and Convenience Store
400 Greenwich Avenue, Goshen

Licensees charged by the SLA with underage sales face civil penalties of up to $10,000 per violation, with fines starting from $2,500 to $3,000 for a first-time offense. Repeat offenders also face possible suspension or revocation of their licenses. In addition, employees or licensees who sell to minors can be arrested and charged with a misdemeanor. Undercover decoys work under the direct supervision of SLA Beverage Control Investigators.

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