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Four Arrested in State Liquor Authority Inspection

Written by Long Island News & PR  |  12. October 2015

West Sayville, NY - October 11, 2015 - Suffolk County Police conducted a State Liquor Inspection in response to several complaints of drug use, underage drinking, littering and associated disturbances at a bar in West Sayville early this morning.

Fifth Precinct plainclothes officers conducted a surveillance inside Scotty’s Pub, located at 227 Montauk Highway, and utilized underage agents to make controlled purchases of alcoholic beverages. The officers observed bartenders serving alcohol to approximately 20 other underage patrons. In addition, the officers observed illegal drug use in the front of the bar.

Fifth Precinct uniformed officers entered the bar and conducted an inspection that resulted in the arrest of three bartenders. Wyatt Whelan, 24, of West Sayville, Timothy Carey, 22, of Sayville and Robert Newell 21, of West Sayville were charged with Unlawfully Dealing with a Child 1st Degree. A patron, Brendan Clemente, 21, of West Sayville, was arrested and charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree.  

Scotty’s Pub was cited for numerous violations of the Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) law and will be subject to penalties imposed by the New York State Liquor Authority.

Whelan, Carey, Newell and Clemente were issued Field Appearance Tickets and are scheduled to appear at First District Court in Central Islip on December 14, 2015.

The operation was part of an ongoing effort by the Suffolk County Police Department to ensure compliance of laws pertaining to the sale of alcohol.

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