2 Sale of e-liquid nicotine to minors in the city of Huntington: the police

CITY OF HUNTINGTON, NY – Two people were arrested Monday in connection with the sale of nicotine e-liquid to minors in the town of Huntington, Suffolk Police said.

Officers from the Second District Criminal Section investigated the sale of vapes and e-cigarettes to minors in which 10 businesses were checked, police said. This follows numerous complaints from the community, according to the department.

Two people were arrested during the investigation, police said:

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  • Marvin Navarro Villeda, 21, of Jamaica, an employee of Smokeez Smoke Shop, 324 Larkfield Road, East Northport, has been charged with one count of unlawfully dealing with a child in the second degree.
  • Rachid Elassab, 50, of Queens, an employee of Smoke Bazaar Smoke Shop, at 1206 East Jericho Turnpike, Huntington, was charged with two counts of unlawful trafficking with a child in the second degree.

Navarro Villeda and Elassab have received court appearance tickets and are expected to be arraigned in Central Islip First District Court at a later date, police said.

These companies were following the law, police said:

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  • Evolve Smoke Shop, at 233A Broadway, Greenlawn.
  • Smoke Bazaar, at 67 Broadway, Greenlawn.
  • Legacy Smoke Shop, at 39 Larkfield Road, East Northport.
  • Evolve Smoke Shop, at 290 Larkfield Road, East Northport.
  • Evolve Smoke Shop, at 2066 Jericho Turnpike, East Northport.
  • Mr. Tobacco 2 Smoke & Vape Shop, at 2031 Jericho Turnpike, East Northport.
  • Huntington Smoke & Vape, at 1730B Jericho Turnpike, Huntington.
  • Dix Hills Card & Lotto, at 705 Old Country Road, Dix Hills.

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