Two people charged with selling liquor to minor
RHINEBECK >> Two people have been charged with selling liquor to a minor at local stores, state police said Tuesday.
On Friday, a 19-yearold female supervised by a plain-clothed trooper tried to buy alcoholic beverages at 19 businesses in the town of Hyde Park and the towns and villages of Rhinebeck and Red Hook, police said. The minimum age for buying alcohol in New York state is 21.
The two people who allegedly sold liquor to the teen, according to police, were:
• Martha Pockett, 53, of Pleasant Valley, arrested at Bourbon Street Liquors, 4228 Albany Post Road (U.S. Route 9), Hyde Park, and charged with selling alcohol to a minor, a violation of the state alcoholic beverage control law.
• Olivia Brandt, 19, of Rhinebeck, arrested at Rhinebeck Mobil, 142 East Market St. in the village of Rhinebeck and charged with selling alcohol to a minor.
In the village of Red Hook, Stewart’s Shop, 7558 N. Broadway, and Sunoco, 7519 N. Broadway, were in compliance, police said. In the town of Red Hook, Stewart’s Shop, 7243 S. Broadway, was in compliance, they said.
In the town of Rhinebeck, the Mobil gas station, 6885 U.S. Route 9, was in compliance, and in the village of Rhinebeck, Rhinebeck Wine & Liquors, 41 E. Market St., and Park Plaza Liquors, 16 S. Parsonage St., were in compliance, police said.
On U.S. Route 9 in Hyde Park, the Shell gas station, Liquorama, Park Beverage, Stewart’s Shop and Speedway were in compliance; while on state Route 9G in Hyde Park, Stewart’s Shop, K&D Deli, Krausers Deli and the Mobil gas station were in compliance, police said.
The Deerview Deli on Route 9G in Staatsburg and K&D Deli on Washington Avenue in the town of Poughkeepsie also were in compliance, police said.
The state Liquor Authority assisted in the investigation, police said.