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Liquor Store Worker Arrested For Underaged Sale

Editor’s Note: This article was written and submitted by Edward Robinson.

A Nassau County's "Project 21" initiative that involved 10 liquor stores in Wantagh, Bellmore and Massapequa landed one arrest.

Ramnarine Ganesh, 55, of Queens, who works at Ivan &  Sons Liquor at 1310 Hicksville Rd. in Massapequa allegedly made a sale to an underage agent, who was working with police on Saturday night. The agent tried to buy liquor at 10 liquor stores in Wantagh, Bellmore and Massapequa, but according to police, Ganesh was the only one who made the sale.

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"Everyone else did the right thing," Nassau County police spokeswoman Maureen Roach said.

Ganesh was charged with unlawfully dealing with a child and prohibited sale of alcohol to a minor. He is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead on Sunday.

This is a developing news story. Patch will provide more information as it’s made available.

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jean g December 31, 2012 at 12:55 PM
This is such a diss appointment the kids will try anything to get away with it. We need store owners and people in the community to all be on the same page when it comes to protecting these kids from the bad decisions they will make being "kids". It's sicken inning to think a store would not play by the tules.
Massa December 31, 2012 at 05:06 PM
I know that almost all the stores in the area do the right thing and check id's before selling to anyone who looks underage. Good job to the ones who do the right thing. Happy New Year.
bob gee December 31, 2012 at 07:09 PM
and how old is this "agent". and is he an employee of nassau county? and how did he/she come about working with the police
EL January 01, 2013 at 06:59 AM
Often its a police cadet who gets this type of job.
Joe January 04, 2013 at 02:27 AM
The under age agents are often times a college student who volunteer's to help the police. There is no financial compensation for the agent. And they are not police cadets in Nassau County. The police cadet position had not been around ever since the early 1970's. The funds for this program come from the state.

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