Nassau police charged four people with unlawfully dealing with a child during a Project 21 investigation on Sept. 18.
Investigations were conducted at several establishments during a Project 21 investigation, which targets the sale of nicotine and alcohol to underage agents. Police said the employees at the stores did not ask for proper identification and sold an underage agent nicotine or alcohol products.
Waleed S. Ozair, 31, of Madison Street, Elmont, sold one flavored nicotine vape product at W.P. Smoke Shop and Candy Store in Williston Park. Police discovered sales of products that contained tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as THC, and marijuana during their investigation. Police said 184 products that contained THC and marijuana were confiscated.
Noah G. Lakburlawal, 25, of 80th Street, Elmhurst, sold one flavored nicotine product at It’s Lit Convenience Shop in Bellerose Terrace. Officers said 137 products that contained THC and marijuana were confiscated from the store.
Vipin B. Shah, 70, of Smith Place, Williston Park, sold one alcoholic beverage at Aces Up Vapor and Smoke Shop in Williston Park. Medine Cabrera Rosibel Del Carmen, 29, sold two alcoholic beverages at Latino Café and Bar in Garden City Park.
Both Ozair and Lakburlawal have been charged with unlawfully dealing with a child, criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal sale of a controlled substance and age restricted products. They were arraigned Sept. 19 in Hempstead First District Court.
Shah and Rosibel have been charged with prohibited sale of an alcoholic beverage and unlawfully dealing with a child. They were both issued appearance tickets returnable to Hempstead First District Court on Oct. 4.