NEW YORK (CBS 2) — Alcoholic energy drinks are supposed to be off store shelves in New York, but some distributors are still finding a way around the ban.
Bronx State Senator Jeff Klein said his office was able to purchase drinks like Four Loko online. He said sites were charging up to seven dollars per can by advertising them as collector’s items.READ MORE: Rangers Stay Red Hot, Get 4 Points From Panarin In Rout Of Blackhawks
“We were able to purchase nine cans of Four Loko off the internet, off Craigslist and eBay,” Klein said. He’s calling on both sites to remove all ads for caffeinated alcoholic beverages.READ MORE: NYC Hospitality Alliance: Mayor De Blasio 'Grinch' For Vaccine Mandate That May Keep Tourists With Young Children Away
Klein also announced that $350,000 worth of the banned drinks will be destroyed at a Bronx beer distribution warehouse.MORE NEWS: Hate Crimes Spike Citywide, New NYPD Data Reveals