State Police recently joined local law enforcement in Ithaca for a Joint Agency Underage Drinking initiative, where four out of the five establishments checked were found to be in violation.
Included on the list are Moonies Bar & Nightclub (East State Street), Silky Jones (East State Street), Hideaway (Eddy Street) and Loco (Stewart Avenue).
Level B Bar, Lounge & Dancing (Eddy Street) was the only establishment with no violations.
Other agencies in that effort included the Ithaca Police Department, the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Department, Cornell University Police and Investigators from both the Department of Motor Vehicles and State Liquor Authority.
A total of 37 patrons were charged with Possessing a Fraudulent License, after they were found in possession of fake ID’s to get inside the establishments. Each of these patrons was issued a citation and appearance tickets to Ithaca City Court on October 9.
Investigators from the New York State Liquor Authority arrested one individual for the Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) Section 65; Prohibited Sales, after an underage male was able to purchase alcohol without showing identification.
Additionally, two traffic stops resulted in three tickets, including one misdemeanor for Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the third degree.