Three people were arrested at Huntington Village vape shops Tuesday charges of selling e-nicotine products to minors, Suffolk County police said.
After complaints about the shops, ISecond Precinct Crime Section officers conducted an
investigation into the sale of vape products, during which five businesses were checked for compliance.
During the investigation, three businesses were found to be selling e-nicotine products to minors.
The following people were arrested and charged with Unlawfully Dealing with a Child:
• John O’Brien, 20, of Huntington, an employee of Huntington Village Vapes, 4 Elm
• Jorge Valles, 20, of Huntington, an employee of Its Lit Smoke Shop, 341 New York
• Patel Pahilkumar, 34, of Queens Village, an employee of E Smoke and Cigar, 312
Main St., Huntington.
All three were released on Field Appearance Tickets and are scheduled to appear at First District Court in Central Islip on a later date.