ULSTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- A gas station attendant from Spring Valley was among several suspects arrested by New York State Police in an underage drinking detail on Friday, according to police.
State police at Kingston conducted an underage drinking initiative using an underage, female operative, according to police.
The minor was used in attempts to purchase alcoholic beverages at 10 establishments in the Ulster County towns of Rosendale, Ulster, Marbletown, Kingston, Olive, and Woodstock, which included convenience and liquor stores, officials report.
Police report the arrests of five people: Janel M. Drake of Kingston, at the Speedway Convenience Store at 416 Route 28 in the town of Ulster; Shakeel Azam of New Paltz, at the Citgo Convenience Store at Route 32 in the town of Rosendale; Dillon Binder of Mount Tremper, at the Sunoco Gas Station at 4131 Route 28 in the town of Olive; MD Khalid of Kingston at the Mobil Convenience Store at 1146 Route 32 in the town of Rosendale; and Zakaria Al Hakeemy of Spring Valley, at the Sunoco Gas Station at 555 Route 28 in the town of Kingston.
The suspects were charged with sale of alcohol to a person under 21, a violation of the Alcohol Beverage Control Law, police report.
The defendants were issued appearance tickets and will appear in local courts on a later date, according to officials.
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