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Police arrest dozens during Mardi Gras celebration

Most of the arrests were for minor in possession
Credit: KSDK

ST. LOUIS — Crowds flooded the streets around Soulard to celebrate Mardi Gras Saturday. St. Louis police arrested a total of 27 people during the revelry. 

Officers arrested 22 people for minor in possession, according to statistics provided by St. Louis police. Two people were arrested for minor in possession and possession use of a false ID. One person was arrested for helping a minor obtain beer.

One person was arrested for general peace disturbance. One was arrested for unlawful use of a weapon/violation of Missouri controlled substance law. 

More than 500 police officers patrolled the streets Saturday.

This year's arrest numbers are on par with last year's. In 2019, a total of 28 people were arrested or given a summons.

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