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Six Arrested in West Islip, Bay Shore for 'Blunt' Sales to a Minor

Ceren Akkaya, 18, among six arrested.

An employee of Delta Gas, in West Islip, is among six people Suffolk County police arrested Thursday night for selling cigars to a minor at several businesses in Bay Shore, Brentwood and West Islip.

Third Precinct Crime Section officers conducted an initiative into the sale of cigars to underage patrons at 30  businesses. The cigars, referred to as blunts on the street, are commonly used to roll marijuana cigarettes.

The following people were charged with Unlawfully Dealing with a Minor 2nd Degree:

·Rajib Dey, 27, employed by Citgo, 1050 Udall Road, Bay Shore

·Laig Sheikh, 44, employed by BP, 1672 Fifth Ave., Bay Shore

·Harpeet Singh, 27, employed by  Express Gas, 1034 Islip Ave., Brentwood

·Marghoobul Haque, 43, employed by Valero, 1692 Union Blvd., Bay Shore

·Marcos Pinto, 54, owner of Lucy and Marcos Deli, 87 Brook Ave., Bay Shore

·Ceren Akkaya, 18, employed by Delta Gas, 305 Union Blvd., West Islip

Those arrested were issued a field appearance ticket and are scheduled to appear at First District Court in Central Islip at a later date.


Anthony Merrill January 17, 2014 at 06:25 AM
Really? Wow. Glad to see our taxes being used to stop crime...What's next failing to yield a right of way?
Thomas January 17, 2014 at 10:47 AM
Wow, when I saw "Blunt" I thought it was an illegal substance. Is it really necessary to name each person for this? Are they Arresting all the people who sell cigarettes to those students who huddle around the edge of HS property that I drive by every morning I drop my kids off at the school?
jerry January 17, 2014 at 02:44 PM
what a ridiculous arrest. are you kidding me! go get the dealers. kids will get tobacco at anytime. sometimes this town really cracks me up
West Islip Native January 18, 2014 at 12:51 PM
Ummm for the exception of one name, look at all the rest. That's the real issue here. They probably don't speak english either.
GTG January 22, 2014 at 10:32 AM
Lets ck out their ICE status and get rid of them. Welcome to AMERICA now speak English and obey our LAWS

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