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APD Breaks Up Party With Underage Drinking

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The Amarillo Police Department broke up a party Friday Night that involved underage drinking.

Officers received information on a party that had underage drinking taking place at a residence on Erik Street.

4 citations were written along with a complaint under the “Host Liability for Underage Drinking” ordinance in Municipal court.

The ordinance which was passed in 2020 holds the hosts of underage drinking parties financially responsible for the costs of the police response in addition to a $300 fine.

Officers volunteer to work on this project on weekends, holidays and other times where underage drinking is indicated. 

The officers locate these events using tips from the public and social media. 

Officers also check locations that are known to have high incidents of underage drinking.

The goal of the Amarillo PD is to encourage our entire community to stop minors from drinking, potentially driving, and to prevent tragedies from occurring. 

If you know of an underage drinking party or someone who is contributing to underage drinking, we encourage you to contact the Amarillo Police Department. 

 If you see or know of a underage party taking place, call APD at 806-378-3038 or Crime Stoppers at 374-4400.

If you see or know of a underage party taking place, call APD at 806-378-3038 or Crime Stoppers at 374-4400.

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