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Yorktown Police Make One Arrest in Effort to Combat Alcohol Sales to Minors

YORKTOWN, N.Y.—Yorktown Police announce that in an effort to combat underage drinking, they checked 13 establishments to see if they would sell alcoholic beverages to an underage person, and 12 refused.

Police arrested Muhammed Akbar Sheikh, 37, of Brooklyn for violation of the alcohol beverage control law (prohibited sale to minor), a misdemeanor.

According to police, Sheikh allegedly sold a can of Four Loko Malt Liquor to a subject under the age of 21. He was issued an appearance ticket to return to Yorktown Court on December 22 at 6 p.m.

The effort was sponsored by the Alliance for Safe Kids as part of a local and federally funded study to combat underage drinking. The department utilized undercover and underage agents to conduct the alcohol compliance checks.

Chief Daniel McMahon said the checks were made possible through a drug-free communities grant award to ASK from the Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

McMahon also said that the random, and unannounced compliance checks will continue.

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