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Parents upset after Cumberland store manager charged with selling alcohol to minors

Police say the store manager was caught red-handed selling alcohol and cigarettes to minors in Cumberland. (WGME)

CUMBERLAND (WGME) -- A local store manager is facing charges for selling alcohol and tobacco to minors.

Police say the store manager was caught red-handed selling alcohol and cigarettes to minors in Cumberland.

Christina Chamberlain says whenever she caught her teenage son with beer, he'd never tell her where he got it, but after Cumberland police charged the manager of a local convenience store with selling liquor and tobacco to minors, Chamberlain says now it all makes sense.

Police launched an undercover sting. They say four times they caught the manager selling liquor or tobacco to minors.

Lt. David Young says manager Kazi Islam, of Portland, also overcharged teens for beer and tobacco. He says last week Islam charged a 20-year-old undercover officer $60 for a six-pack and a bag of chips.

"He's been doing this on more than one occasion where he's charging underage kids extra for alcohol and tobacco," Young said.

If convicted, Islam faces up to a year in jail and fines. The store could also lose its license to sell alcohol and tobacco products.

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