One charged in State Police underage alcohol sting


Major Richard L. Mazzone

Troop K Commander


Columbia County, New York - On Friday, April 26, 2019, the State Police conducted plain-clothes checks of retail locations in Columbia County that sell alcohol to ensure their compliance with New York State's Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Law. The enforcement initiative resulted in the arrest of one individual for a violation of the ABC Law.

Brenda A. Bell, age 41, of Stuyvesant, NY, employee of the Germantown Gulf Station, HAS Market Incorporated, 4297 State Route 9G, Germantown, was arrested for Unlawfully Dealing with a Child in the 1st degree, a class A misdemeanor. Bell was issued an appearance ticket returnable to the Germantown Town Court on May 22, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

According to the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, underage drinking is associated with the three most common causes of death among youth, including accidental deaths (e.g., car crashes), homicides, and suicides. The State Police will continue to conduct underage drinking enforcement details statewide in order to protect the citizens of NYS and its youth.

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