TOWN OF LOCKPORT – Two people were arrested as police and state Liquor Authority agents targeted 21 area convenience stores Thursday night, checking for underage sales of alcohol.

State police, Niagara County sheriff’s deputies and SLA agents conducted the operation between 5 and 10 p.m. Clerks at Kenyon’s on Lockport-Olcott Road, Newfane, and Valero’s on Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn, sold alcohol to underage agents, authorities said.

Charged with first-degree unlawfully dealing with a child and prohibited sales were Justin D. Ferington, 18, of Newfane, and Addison F. Hatcher, no age given, of Sanborn.