For Immediate Release
Saturday, April 14, 2018
 
 
Incident: Six People Arrested in Inspections
Location: First Precinct, West Babylon, New York
Date/Time: Friday, April 13, 2018
 
 

Suffolk County Police have arrested six people after conducting inspections last night within the First Precinct.

 

In response to community complaints First Precinct Crime Section officers conducted investigations into the sale of E-liquid nicotine, cigarettes and alcohol to minors at 15 businesses, utilizing underage agents on Friday, April 13, 2018.

 

The following individuals were arrested and issued Field Appearance Tickets:

 

·         Muhammad Mian, 66, of Deer Park, an employee of Happy Times Tobacco, located at 130 West Sunrise Hwy., Lindenhurst, NY. Two counts of Suffolk County Code 792-9 Sale of E-Liquid Nicotine to a Person less than 21.

·         Michael Gonzalez, 25, of Amityville, an employee of Dapper Vapor, located at 411A 40th Street, Lindenhurst, NY. Two counts of Suffolk County Code 792-9 Sale of E-Liquid Nicotine to a Person less than 21.

·         Donna Dawes, 56, of West Babylon, an employee of The Barn, located at 10 Belmont Ave., West Babylon, NY. One count of Unlawfully Dealing with a Child 1st Degree.

·         Mehmet Akin, 58, of Lindenhurst, an employee at Advance Gas, located at 687 Rt. 109, West Babylon, NY. One count of 65-1 ABC Law.

·         Muhammad Malik, 44, of Deer Park, an employee of Mobil Gas, located at 380 Commack Road, Deer Park, NY. One count of Suffolk County Code 792-3A2, Sale of Tobacco Products to Person Less than 21.

·         Luthful Kabir, 65, of Bay Shore, an employee of NY Choice Smoke Shop, located at 1805C Deer Park Ave., Deer Park, NY. One count of Suffolk County Code 792-3A2, Sale of Tobacco Products to Person Less than 21.

 

The following businesses complied and refused the sale of E-liquid nicotine, cigarettes and/or alcohol to minors:

 

·         BP Gas, 697 N. Wellwood Ave., Lindenhurst, NY

·         The Barn, 1285 Deer Park Road, Babylon, NY

·         BP Gas, 1235 Deer Park Road, North Babylon, NY

·         Milk N’ Things, 1287 Deer Park Ave., North Babylon, NY

·         Express Gas, 1901 Deer Park Ave., Deer Park, NY

·         SlamVape, 836 Grand Blvd., Deer Park, NY

·         Surreal Vapors & e-liquids, 940 Grand Blvd., Deer Park, NY

·         Kristy’s Smoke Shop, 1836 Deer Park Road, Deer Park, NY

·         Vapor Depot, 1878 Deer Park Road, Deer Park, NY

 

All defendants are scheduled for arraignment on June 18, 2018 at First District Court in Central Islip.

 

A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

 
 
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Authority: Geraldine Hart, Acting Commissioner 18-218788
Suffolk County Police Department
     
     
     
     
     
     

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