Indiana excise officers arrest 25 at Drake vs. Lil' Wayne concert

By: NewsCenter 16 Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Email

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. From the Indiana State Excise Police:

Indiana State Excise Police officers arrested 25 people on 31 charges at this weekend’s Drake vs. Lil' Wayne concert at Klipsch Music Center in Noblesville.

Excise officers arrested 20 people for illegal consumption or possession of alcohol and one person was ticketed for possession of false ID. One person was also charged with furnishing alcohol to a minor.

Seven people were arrested on drug charges, including possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana.

Kenneth S. Williams, 27, of Indianapolis, was jailed on preliminary charges of possession of a controlled substance (Schedule IV) and possession of marijuana after officers observed him smoking marijuana in a Chevrolet Trailblazer in the parking lot.

Joshua J. Christy, 19, of Fishers, was jailed on a preliminary charge of possession of marijuana after he was observed smoking a hand-rolled cigar with marijuana. Christy provided a false name to police during their investigation.

Indiana State Excise Police officers will continue to work closely with Klipsch Music Center safety officials to promote public safety at Klipsch concerts.

As the enforcement division of the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission, the primary mission of the Indiana State Excise Police is to promote public safety by enforcing Indiana’s Alcoholic Beverage Code. While excise officers have the authority to enforce any state law, they focus primarily on alcohol, tobacco and related laws.

All criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until, and unless, proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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