An Underage Sting Happened At The Erie County Fair
This week, the NYS Liquor Authority was in town to try and sting some businesses at the Erie County Fair.
The SLA went to 5 different places at the Fair that were selling alcohol and put minors inside to "try and buy alcohol".
Two different places served the minors.
Licensees and permit holders charged with underage sales can face civil penalties of up to $10,000 per violation, with fines starting at $2,500 for a first-time offense.
Repeat offenders holding a liquor license also face possible suspension or revocation. In addition, employees or licensees who sell to minors can be arrested and charged with a misdemeanor. Undercover decoys work under the direct supervision under the direct supervision of SLA Beverage Control."