32 arrested on marijuana, underage drinking, false informing charges during Big Growl 4 rock concert


By: Krystal Vivian kvivian@953mnc.com

Indiana State Excise Police arrested 32 people on 42 preliminary charges during a concert put on by 103.9 The Bear on Sunday, June 14.

Thirty people were arrested on preliminary charges of possession of marijuana during the Big Growl 4 concert, according to a news release from ISEP. Other preliminary charges include illegal consumption of an alcoholic beverage, minor entering a tavern, false informing and inducing a minor to possess an alcoholic beverage.

A 15-year-old boy seen drinking a beer near the stage was arrested and released to a legal guardian, according to the news release.

All 32 people were issued a summons to appear in court at a later date in St. Joseph County. Nobody was jailed.

More than 7,000 people attended the sold-out concert, which was held at the St. Joseph County 4-H Fairgrounds.

In 2014, 19 people were arrested at the Big Growl 3 concert.

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