Underage drinking laws enforced

Safe Streets in partnership with Alcoholic Beverage Control and Topeka Police Department announced the results of a three enforcement operations. On April 5, 6 and 13, agents from Alcoholic Beverage Control and Topeka Police Department enforced underage drinking laws in Topeka/Shawnee County. The purpose of the enforcement operations are to monitor and issue citations to people under 21 years of age in possession of and consuming alcohol, and to issue citations to people social hosting parties or furnishing alcohol to minors.

Citations issued

2 Social Hosting

23 Minor in Possession

5 Furnishing Alcohol to Minor

9 Transporting Open Container

1 Public Consumption

TOTAL: 40 citations

This Underage Drinking Task Force comprised of these Law Enforcement Agencies plans to run similar operations within Shawnee County over the next several months in order to lower the accessibility of alcohol to minors within Shawnee County.

You can report underage drinking parties anonymously by calling, texting or going online to Crime Stoppers – Rewards of up to $2,000 for anonymous tips.

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