Wild Weekend Leads to 13 Arrests on The Strip in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Increased patrols on The Strip this weekend led to the confiscation of drugs and guns as well as citations for drunken fighting and public urination.
The Tuscaloosa Police Department announced Sunday that 13 people were arrested on 19 different charges this weekend alone. Multiple guns were confiscated, and 11 of this weekend's arrests involved gun charges.
"A 16-year-old was charged with possession of a handgun. A 19-year-old was jailed for drug possession, and told officers he had just taken two MDMA pills," TPD said in a Facebook post.
"Officers also issued citations for alcohol violations, arrested one man who was involved in a bar fight and another who was observed relieving himself on the sidewalk," TPD added.
The Tuscaloosa Police Department announced plans to up its presence on The Strip Wednesday following recent issues with loitering and open container violations, and this weekend's arrests are proof the department is following through on its promise to ensure public safety.
"We plan to conduct these heightened Strip details every Thursday through Saturday night through September, longer if necessary," TPD said.