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Liquor Control Officers Bust Dozens of Underage Drinkers at Philadelphia's St. Patrick's Day Parade

Not every reveler at this weekend’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade drank within the rules.

The Pennsylvania State Police’s Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement wrote up citations to 30 underage people Sunday’s parade.

BLCE officers focused their efforts on Love Park at 16th Street and JFK Boulevard in Center City from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the request of Philadelphia Police, said state police. Photos on social media showed revelers in the park throughout the day.

Officers cited 19 people between 18 to 20 years old and 10 minors for drinking or possession of alcohol. They also arrested a 17-year-old for resisting arrest after being found to have a small amount of illegal drugs, said police.

Police contacted the parents of each young person and each will need to appear in court for a hearing, said police.

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