Excise officers arrest 30 at Zac Brown Band concert

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PRESS RELEASE — Indiana State Excise Police officers arrested 30 people on 35 charges during the Zac Brown Band concert at Klipsch Music Center this evening.

That’s down from last month’s concerts, when excise officers arrested 54 people at Brad Paisley, 64 at May Day and 52 at Tim McGraw.

Officers arrested 30 minors — six of whom were less than 18 years old — for illegal possession or consumption of alcohol tonight. Of those, three were also charged with possession of false ID and two were also charged with possession of marijuana.

“The Indiana State Excise Police will be a presence at Klipsch Music Center throughout its scheduled events,” Superintendent Matt Strittmatter said. “Working in cooperation with the management and employees of Klipsch Music Center, we will continue to promote a safe environment for those attending the music venue through the enforcement of Indiana laws.”

As the enforcement division of the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission, the primary mission of the Indiana State Excise Police is to promote public safety by enforcing Indiana’s Alcoholic Beverage Code. While excise officers have the authority to enforce any state law, they focus primarily on alcohol, tobacco and related laws.