Two smoke shops in Williston Park were targeted in an undercover sting operation after allegedly selling nicotine and alcohol to minors, police said.
The Nassau County Police Department reported multiple arrests in the Third Precinct Monday after conducting a “Project 21” investigation.
Police seized 184 products containing THC and marijuana from W.P. Smoke Shop and Candy Store at 579 Willis Ave. in Williston Park. Waleed Ozair, 31, of Elmont, was charged with selling one flavored nicotine product to a minor without asking for identification.
Ozair was charged with unlawfully dealing with a child, criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal sale of a controlled substance and age-restricted products.
Vipin Shah, 70, of Williston Park was charged with selling one alcoholic beverage to a minor at Aces Up Vapor and Smoke Shop at 235 Hillside Ave. in Williston Park, police said.
Shah was charged with prohibited sale of an alcoholic beverage and unlawfully dealing with a child.
Noah Lakburlawal, 25, of Elmhurst, was charged with selling a nicotine product to a minor at It’s Lit Convenience Shop at 22506 Jamaica Ave. in Bellerose Terrace. Police also seized 1,037 THC and marijuana products.
Medina Cabrera Rosibel Del Carmen, 29, was charged with selling two alcoholic beverages to a minor at Latino Café and Bar at 2224 Jericho Turnpike in Garden City Park.