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Five Towns' Cashiers Arrested for Selling Alcohol to Minors

One man was arrested for the same crime one month ago.

Four men, including two who worked in the Five Towns, were arrested Wednesday as part of the Nassau County Police Department's "Project 21" initiative.

According to Fourth Precinct officers, with the assistance of an underage agent, the following individuals were arrested for selling alcohol or cigarettes to a minor.

Xuemei Yu, 49, of Corona, allegedly sold alcohol to a minor from John Q Wine & Liquor at 1743 Peninsula Blvd. in Hewlett, police said. on July 6, 2012, for the same crime.

Andrew Pena, 18, of Freeport, allegedly sold cigarettes to a minor from Infante Deli Grocery at 114 Long Beach Road in Island Park, police said.

Serhat Unver, 28, of Long Beach, allegedly sold alcohol to a minor from USA Gas Station at 3880 Long Beach Road in Island Park, police said.

Mohammad Adam, 66, of Jamaica, allegedly sold alcohol to a minor from Pick Wick at 570 Peninsula Boulevard in Cedarhurst.

Yu, Unver and Adam are charged with prohibited sale of an alcoholic beverage and unlawfully dealing with a child.

Pena is charged with unlawfully dealing with a child.

All defendants were released on an appearance ticket and are due back at First District Court in Hempstead on Aug. 29.

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