STEUBEN COUNTY (WENY) - Three Steuben County businesses were busted during "Safe Sales" checks Thursday.
The Steuben County Sheriff's Office, with the Steuben Prevention Coalition Underage Drinking Task Force, Village of Bath Police Department, Village of Canisteo Police Department and the City of Corning Police Department, conducted alcoholic beverage sales compliance checks on stores in the county
"Operation Safe Sales" included checks of 34 businesses by undercover operatives under 21 years old supervised by sheriff's deputies and police officers.
Three businesses allegedly sold an alcoholic beverage to one of the operatives: Canisteo Acorn Market in Canisteo, 7-Eleven on Denison Parkway in Corning, and 7-Eleven in Arkport.
“This is the time of year that our children return home from college and others return home for holiday gatherings. It is my hope that in conducting compliance checks we are able to remind all retail establishments of their responsibility to help keep everyone safe in Steuben County," says Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard.
Police say criminal arrests in relation to the alleged sales are forthcoming, as well as notifications to the New York State Alcohol Beverage Control Board regarding the retail establishments in question.