Employees at three area convenience stores were arrested Friday night after selling alcohol to underage customers, Suffolk County Police said.
officers conducted a New York State Liquor Authority check at nine stores spanning Huntington, Greenlawn, Northport, East Northport and Commack.
The spot checks resulted in arrests of employees at , located at 670 Fort Salonga Rd., Northport; , located at 304 Larkfield Rd., East Northport; and Quick Stop, located at 6077 Jericho Turnpike, Commack.
Police charged three with unlawfully dealing with a child first degree: Bilal Kocak, 58, of East Northport, an employee at Northport Metro Mart; Erkan Boynuince, 50, of Northport, an employee of Food Star; and Mehmet Akpinar, 46, of Nesconset, an employee of Quick Stop. Each were given field appearance tickets and will be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip at a later date.