Fulton Stores & Bars Pass Test, but Police Nab Man in Underage Alcohol Sales Sting

Fulton Police sent an underaged person into eight local stores and bars to try to buy alcohol.

All eight of the locations did the right thing, police say: They said no.

But police charged a Fulton man who agreed to go into a store and buy alcohol for the underaged wound-be drinker.

Ronald W. Tompkins, 21, of 401 Cayuga St. was ticketed for unlawfully dealing with a child.

The police department recognized the eight establishments who did not sell alcohol: Upper Landings; Muskie’s; Fran’s Riverfront; Lakeview Lanes; Red Brick Pub; Price Chopper; Byrne Dairy; Nice-n-Easy.

The effort is funded by a state grant provided by the County of Oswego Council on Alcoholism and Addiction.

Police urge anyone with information on possible underage alcohol possession to call 598-4504 or the confidential police department TIPS line at 593-TIPS.