Suffolk County Police arrested four people on March 11 for allegedly selling e-cigarettes to persons under 21 during compliance checks at businesses in the Sixth Precinct.
In response to community complaints, Sixth Precinct Crime Section officers conducted an investigation into the sale of e-cigarettes to minors during which four Centereach businesses were checked for compliance.
The following employees were charged with alleged Unlawfully Dealing with a Child 2nd Degree:
Connor King, 21, of Centereach, employed at Hemp Clouds, located at 1515 Middle Country Road, Centereach
Andrew Petruzzi, 20, of Coram, employed at Metropolis Smoke Shop, located at 1685 Middle Country Road, Centereach
Zubair Mahamud, 26, of Ronkonkoma, employed at Medusa Smoke Shop, located 2484 Middle Country Road, Centereach
Lakhwinder Singh, 34, of Centereach, an employee of Barcode Smoke Shop and Hookah, located at 115 Mark Tree Road, Centereach
All four men were issued Field Appearance Tickets and are scheduled for arraignment at First District Court in Central Islip on March 31.
A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.