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Police: 5 Huntington-area businesses busted for selling flavored vapes to minors

The arrests were made Monday as part of a county-wide crackdown called Operation Smoke Out.

Kevin Vesey

May 15, 2024, 12:11 AM

Updated 12 days ago

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Five businesses in Huntington and Huntington Station are accused of selling flavored vape products to minors, according to Suffolk police.
The arrests were made Monday as part of a county-wide crackdown called Operation Smoke Out. The operation is focused on businesses that sell flavored vape products and sell vapes to minors. So far, 14 people have been arrested since the crackdown began May 6.
Police identified the following suspects, arrested on May 13:
Ryan Lembeck, 29, of Huntington, an employee of Huntington Village Vapes, located at 4 Elm St. in Huntington.
Kush Patel, 22, of Floral Park, an employee of E Smoke & Cigar, located at 312 Main St. in Huntington.
Magdy Alameri, 19, of New York Mills, NY, an employee of Cloud Smoke & Cigar Convenience, located at 116 East 11th Street in Huntington Station.
Kasat Karaarslan, 52, of Port Jefferson Station, an employee of Xtra Fuels, located at 201 Depot Road, Huntington Station.
Sayanam Ghimire, 37, of Elmhurst, NY, an employee of New Paradise Convenience, located at 2024 New York Ave. in Huntington Station.


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