Underage drinking arrests in Ardmore

By: Todd Larkin Email
By: Todd Larkin Email

ARDMORE, Okla. -- It may be one of the largest underage drinking busts in recent memory, and it happened at a local bar on Ardmore’s Main Street.

Officers arrested 7 people, including the bar owner, at the Main Street Lounge on Tuesday night. Authorities say they knew that at least two of the customers were teens.

But that wasn’t the only reason bar owner Jose Gonzalez went to jail. Gonzalez is accused of having two 20-year-old bartenders serving drinks to Christopher Martin and Christopher Woolery, who are both 18 years old.

Investigators say they received an anonymous tip that minors were drinking alcoholic beverages.

Five suspects were taken into custody, and two others were arrested for unrelated charges.

Police say they see this a lot at parties, but at local establishments it is very unusual.

If convicted all three bar employees could face up to 30 days in jail and a $100 fine.

The two teens could lose their driver’s licenses and receive up to 36 hours of community service.


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