Indiana Excise Police cited the Shift Change Tavern in Burns Harbor on
Friday after six persons were arrested there on drug charges.
According to a
statement released today, Excise Police officers—assisted by the Porter
County Drug Task Force and Burns Harbor Police—conducted an investigation
into the sale of narcotics in and around the Shift Change, located at 295
“As a result of
their investigation, six people were arrested—two at the bar and four in
nearby homes—for their involvement in the sale of narcotics in and around
the bar,” the Excise Police said.
The names of the
persons taken into custody were not released.
Police preliminarily cited the Shift Change with being a public nuisance,
not maintaining a high-and-fine reputation, purchasing alcohol from another
retailer, and refilling liquor bottles.
in the serving of warrants were the Porter, Ogden Dunes, and Portage police
will continue to work with local police departments to promote public
safety,” the statement said. “Anyone with information on any unlawful
activity at any alcoholic-beverage business may contact the local Excise
Police at www.in.gov/atc/isep/2379.htm”
State Excise Police is the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission’s
enforcement division, with the primary mission of promoting public safety by
enforcing the state’s Alcoholic Beverage Code. While excise officers have
the authority to enforce any state law, they focus chiefly on alcohol,
tobacco, and related laws.