Two charged in alcohol sting

LAKE PLACID – Village police and the Essex County Sheriff’s Office checked 11 area businesses for compliance with Alcohol and Beverage Control laws Saturday, and the check resulted in two arrests.

Richard M. Fitzgerald, 47, of Lake Placid, and Richard D. Hall, 32, of Keene Valley, were each charged with one count of unlawfully dealing with a child in the first degree and prohibited sale of alcohol. Police would not tell the Enterprise what businesses the two men work at. The businesses have no liability for the sales, police said.

Both men were processed, released and ticketed to appear in village court at a later date.