Officers in Lawrence cited 14 people in an underage-drinking patrol last Saturday for the Kansas University-Kansas State University game around Memorial Stadium and in area neighborhoods.
Officers with the Kansas Department of Revenue’s Alcohol Beverage Control division and Lawrence Police Department, as part of a Fake ID 101 task force, cited 14 people for being a minor in possession of alcohol, according to The New Tradition Coalition, which aims to reduce underage drinking. Some people were cited for more than one charge.
Officers alleged seven of the minors were consuming alcohol, and three either possessed or used a fake ID or driver’s license. One person was also accused of interfering with duties of an officer.
Also, Lawrence police, ABC and KU police recently wrapped up a separate operation to target underage drinking that included six special patrols between May and September. Jen Jordan, director of prevention for DCCCA and a member of The New Tradition Coalition, said officers during those patrols cited 31 people for being minors in possession of alcohol; 31 for consuming in public; and one person each for possession of a fake ID and furnishing alcohol to a minor. Money from the coalition’s drug-free communities grant funded overtime for officers participating in those patrols.