Student Used Fake ID to Buy $292 Worth of Booze: Police
Lower Saucon Township Police say Lehigh University student Garren Fritts, 20, used a counterfeit ID to buy $292 worth of alcohol at the Creekside Marketplace Wine & Spirits Store.
Several Lehigh University students were arrested Feb. 16, after Lower Saucon Township Police say an officer observed their vehicle parked in front of a stop sign, where it was reportedly "causing a major traffic hazard" outside the PA Wine & Spirits Store in the Creekside Marketplace shopping center on Route 412.
In a news release, police said the three men were observed to have "a youthful appearance," and one was found to have purchased "a large quantity of product from the Wine & Spirit store."
Police said that man was subsequently identified as Garren Fritts, 20, and according to police it was determined that he had purchased $292 worth of alcohol using a counterfeit ID "with clear intent to distribute it to others."
Fritts was charged with Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor, Purchase/Possession of Alcohol by a Minor, Misrepresenting Age to Secure Alcohol, and Carrying a False ID card, police said.
Student Alexandre Courouble, 21, was also found to have purchased a keg of Natural Lite beer, and police said he had the intent to distribute it to both Fritts and Angel N. Santamarina, 18, who police reported was the driver of the vehicle.
Courouble was charged with Furnishing Alcohol to Minors and Santamarina was charged with Possession of Alcohol by a Minor, police said.