St. Lucie County Sheriff's Deputies arrested 48-year-old Tony George Younes of Palm Bay on Tuesday evening after an investigation found he was selling alcohol to minors.
According to an affidavit, agents of the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office who are under the age of 21 entered the White City Convenience Store at 366 East Midway Road.
Inside the store, agents purchased an alcoholic beverage from Younes.
The agents then met with an officer, who took custody of the alcoholic beverage.
Younes was then arrested and taken to the St. Lucie County Jail.
According to the affidavit, this is the second sale Younes has made to a person under the age of 21.
St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken Mascara says the store first caught their attention after SLCSO recieved numerous complaints about the blatant sale of alcohol and "Spice" to minors.
"We also know that the illegal intoxicant known as 'Spice' was being sold at the convenience store at 366 East Midway Road, and we're continuing to investigate," Sheriff Mascara said. "Tuesday night, we arrested store clerk Tony Younes, 48, for two counts of selling alcohol to minors."
Younes has been released after posting $750 bond.
"After I receive complaints from parents, we realized there was an immediate health and safety issue at the store," the Sheriff said. "Two carefully supervised minors (under the age of 21) went to the store in an undercover capacity and were easily able to buy alcohol. We received a search warrant for the store, and I accompanied detectives when that warrant was served Tuesday night when we arrested Mr. Younes."