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Two Long Island Store Clerks Charged With Selling Vaping Products To Minors

Zee Smoke Shop in Oceanside Zee Smoke Shop in Oceanside
Zee Smoke Shop in Oceanside Photo Credit: Google Maps
Lucky 7 Deli in East Rockaway. Lucky 7 Deli in East Rockaway.
Lucky 7 Deli in East Rockaway. Photo Credit: Google Maps

Two clerks at Long Island stores are facing charges for selling vape products to minors during a sting operation conducted by the Nassau County Police Department.

As part of “Operation Vape Out,” which includes the use of underage agents to purchase restricted products, a pair of clerks in Nassau County were arrested and issued appearance tickets for selling to the minors.

Shaffan Rangoonwala, 19, of Valley Stream, was cited for selling a JUUL box with four mint pods to a person under the age of 21 at the Zee Smoke Shop on Long Beach Road in Oceanside. Flushing resident Tulsidas Patel Pareshkumar, 39, was also cited for selling a JUUL box to a minor at Lucky 7 Deli in East Rockaway.

Both Rangoonwala and Pareshkumar were charged with Town of Hempstead violations for sale of restructured products. They are due to appear in Second District Court in Hempstead on Tuesday, Nov. 26 to answer the charges.

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