Five in Cheektowaga charged in state underage drinking sting

CHEEKTOWAGA – A handful of residents were charged in an underage drinking enforcement operation conducted by the New York State Police and liquor authority Friday.

A total of 12 establishments were visited by the detail originating from Troop A in Clarence. Five people were charged under the New York Alcoholic Beverage Control Law Section 65 which prohibits the sale of booze to a person under the age of 21.

The state police say those charged are:

  • Darlene Lyman, 34, of Depew, an employee of the Bellevue Hotel, 544 Como Park Boulevard.
  • Michelle Dombrowski, 24, of Cheektowaga, an employee of the 7-Eleven Store, 2970 Union Road.
  • Cheryl Stephens, 45, of Cheektowaga, an employee of Oasis Convenience Store, 2437 Harlem Road.
  • William Arnold, 52, of Cheektowaga, an employee of Town Park Liquor, 2551 Harlem Road.
  • Jamey Bierzynski, 54, of Cheektowaga, an employee of Rafferty’s Irish Pub, 2794 Harlem Road.

All were released to appear in Cheektowaga Town Court at a later date.

The state police say the following establishments were checked and found to be in compliance:

  • Speedway at 2700 Union Road.
  • Rite Aid Pharmacy at 2561 Union Road.
  • IV Stallions Lounge at 2912 William Street.
  • Spare Time Bowling at 2850 William Street
  • Anchor Inn at 2437 William Street.
  • J&M Convenient Shop at 2365 William Street
  • 7-Eleven Store at 2761 Harlem Road.

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