Excise officers arrest 13 in West Lafayette

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Indiana State Excise Police arrested 13 people overnight Friday into Saturday morning in West Lafayette. All arrests were for alcohol-related offenses.

Ten people were preliminarily charged with illegal possession or consumption of alcohol, three of whom were also issued seat belt tickets. Three adults were arrested for furnishing alcohol to a minor. Excise officers also issued four warnings for illegal possession or consumption of alcohol.

Police said this weekend excise officers are actively patrolling near college campuses as students return for the start of the new school year. Officers are focused on promoting public safety by enforcing Indiana’s alcohol laws.

Purdue students start classes on Monday. Those arrested by excise officers this weekend will appear in court on Monday, Sept. 29, at 8:30 a.m.

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