Four employees were arrested and accused of selling vape products to persons under-21 during compliance checks at businesses in the Second Precinct.
In response to complaints, Second Precinct Crime Section officers investigated the sale of vape products, during which 16 businesses were checked for compliance with the law.
Four businesses were found to be selling e-nicotine products and/or cannabis to minors.
Arrested and issued field appearance tickets were:• Isaiah Ortiz, 21, of Deer Park, an employee of Cloud Empire, 108 Broadway, Greenlawn, charged with Selling Tobacco to a Minor.
• Anhya Jenkins, 22, of Central Islip, an employee of Venom Smoke Shop II, 6160 Jericho Turnpike, Commack, charged with Selling Tobacco to a Minor.
• Gaurang Upadhyay, 55, of Rocky Point, an employee of Gary’s Smoke Shop, 6318 Jericho Turnpike Commack, charged with Selling Tobacco to a Minor, and Unlawful Sale of Cannabis.
• Nader Ilyas 27, of Dix Hills, an employee of Nirvana Vape Shop, 1153A East Jericho Turnpike, Huntington, charged with Selling Tobacco to a Minor, and Unlawful Sale of Cannabis.
They are scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in First District Court on April 26.