Suffolk County police arrested four people for selling alcohol and vape products to persons under 21 during compliance checks at businesses in the First Precinct yesterday.
In response to community complaints, First Precinct Crime Section officers, along with Community Support Unit officers and patrol officers, conducted an investigation into the sale of vape products and alcohol to minors on July 27, during which seven businesses were checked for compliance with the law.
The following people were arrested and charged with first-degree unlawfully dealing with a child for selling alcohol to someone under 21 years of age:
- Muhammad Kok, 26, of Lindenhurst, an employee of Liberty gas station, located at 725 Wyandanch Ave., West Babylon
- Mahahub Alom, 27, of Lindenhurst, an employee of Valero gas station, located at 701 Oak St., Copiague
The following people were arrested and charged with second-degree unlawfully dealing with a child for selling vape tobacco products to someone under 21 years of age:
- Sarah Villatoro, 22, of Copiague, an employee of Flame Worx, located at 500 Oak St., Copiague
- Raj Wanjari, 43, of Deer Park, owner of Xpress Market To Go, located at 1273 Deer Park Ave., North Babylon
All four were released on field appearance tickets and are scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip at a later date.