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Lowell Police Cite Underage Drinkers at Two Establishments

February 26, 2019 GMT

LOWELL -- Fifteen underage patrons were found to be drinking liquor at two bars on Sunday, police said

According to a press release issued on Tuesday, Lowell detectives discovered the young drinkers during alcohol compliance checks at the establishments.

Police performed checks at the Last Safe & Deposit bar on Merrimack Street, The Smokehouse Tavern on Middle Street and The Blue Shamrock on Market Street. Police did not find underage customers at The Blue Shamrock.

According to the press release, 12 underage drinkers were found at the Last Safe & Deposit and three underage patrons were found at The Smokehouse Tavern.

Police also noted that one of the underage drinkers at The Smokehouse was arrested for being a minor in possession of alcohol, resisting arrest and hindering an investigation.

“The Lowell Police Department will continue to enforce the alcohol laws and hold establishments accountable for underage patrons,” Police Superintendent Raymond “Kelly” Richardson said in the release.

The detectives’ findings will be forwarded to the Lowell License Commission to determine if there is any follow-up action needed.