23 May 2020

NEW YORK STATE POLICE 
Major Michael J. Drake
Troop K Commander
 
PRESS RELEASE

Dutchess County, New York – On May 23, 2020, the New York State Police conducted an underage drinking enforcement operation in Dutchess County. Twenty stores were checked by utilizing an underage volunteer to purchase alcohol under the observation of plainclothes investigators and supported by uniformed troopers. Eighteen store clerks refused to complete the sale of alcohol to the volunteer. Two clerks sold an alcoholic beverage to the volunteer and were arrested.

Ryan Mayers, age 29, of Wappingers Falls, New York, an employee of Shell Gas Station, 2406 Route 44, Pleasant Valley, was issued an Appearance Ticket returnable to the Town of Pleasant Valley Court on June 18, 2020 at 5:00 PM.

Alphonso Brown, age 70, of Poughkeepsie, New York, an employee of Stewarts, 1200 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie, was issued an Appearance Ticket returnable to the Town of Poughkeepsie Court on June 18, 2020 at 4:00 PM.

Both subjects were charged with Prohibited Sale of Alcohol to a minor, a Class A Misdemeanor. In addition, their employers face possible civil penalties imposed by the State Liquor Authority.

The State Police would like to commend the following businesses for their compliance with state laws during the initiative:

  1. Mobil, 2480 Route 44, Pleasant Valley, NY
  2. Mobil, 1904 Route 44, Pleasant Valley, NY
  3. Citgo, 1699 Route 44, Pleasant Valley, NY
  4. CVS, 2 West Road, Pleasant Valley, NY
  5. Shell, Route 44, Pleasant Valley, NY
  6. Mobil, Route 44, Pleasant Valley, NY
  7. Valero, 1118 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie, NY
  8. Walgreens, 827 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie, NY
  9. Mobil, 818 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie, NY
  10. Gulf, 688 Route 55, Lagrange, NY
  11. Ruby Petro Exxon, Route 55, Lagrange, NY
  12. Shell, 854 Route 82, Hopewell Junction, NY
  13. Mobil, 2436 Route 52, Hopewell Junction, NY
  14. Shell, 747 Route 9, Fishkill, NY
  15. Gulf, 733 Route 9, Fishkill, NY
  16. Mobil, Merritt Blvd, Fishkill, NY
  17. Speedway, 480 Route 9, Fishkill, NY
  18. Sunoco, 2 Elm Street, Fishkill, NY

The New York State Police routinely conducts underage drinking enforcement operations throughout the state in an effort to curb alcohol abuse and DWI incidents involving teenagers.