2 Charged in Sale to Minors in Vape, Alcohol Checks

Suffolk County Police  arrested two people Tuesday on charges of selling vape or alcohol products to underage people during compliance checks in East Northport.

As part of the department’s “Operation Smoke Out,” Second Precinct Crime Section officers checked into the sale of vapes and alcohol to underaged persons at 26 businesses in the Second Precinct and two were found to not be in compliance with the law.

Charles Spinella, 21, of Kings Park, an employee of Legacy Smoke Shop, 39 Larkfield Road, sold an alcoholic beverage to an underaged person and was charged with Unlawfully Dealing with a Child 1st Degree.

Harsh Gajjar, 21, of Plainview, an employee of Mister Tobacco 2 Smoke & Vape Shop,  2031 East Jericho Turnpike, East Northport, sold a vape product to an underaged person and was charged with Unlawfully Dealing with a Child 2nd Degree.

Spinella and Gajjar were both issued Field Appearance Tickets and are scheduled to appear at First District Court in Central Islip on a later date.

 

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