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Mardi Gras: Nearly 100 Arrested in Soulard For Drinking, Pot -- And More! (PHOTOS)

Categories: Community, Crime

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Scenes from Soulard Mardi Gras
A lot of people had a lot of fun at the Mardi Gras festivities in Soulard on Saturday. If you missed it, or want to relive your drunken haze, we recommend you check out our not-safe-for-work slideshow and our collection of goodies from social media.

But how many people really had too much fun, i.e. left with more regret than just a hangover?

A whopping total of eighty different people were arrested on Saturday, police officials tell Daily RFT.

For what?

Based on numbers provided to us by the St. Louis Metro Police, there were 80 total arrests -- 76 of which were for underage drinking.

There was a heavy presence of cops and other law enforcement officials in Soulard, as is evident in our photo collection below of police mingling with the rowdy crowd.

Can't say they didn't warn you:

And what were the other four doing?

Police tell us that one was arrested for marijuana possession (a bust which, by the way, could lead to a less strict punishment going forward).

Two were arrested for "resisting arrest" and one other person was charged with "interfering with an arrest."

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Slideshow: Scenes from Soulard Mardi Gras

This was all in addition to a shooting nearby in Soulard that left one man dead that afternoon.

Happy Mardi Gras, y'all!

Continue for more photos.



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17 comments
Jay Schankman
Jay Schankman

Drinking pot in the street? They should all be arrested. We'll have no drinking pot in our streets.

Steve Mincer
Steve Mincer

"mardi gras" is french for "drunk white trash".

Linda Woods
Linda Woods

St. Louis is not a place you want to live or be there for anything.So many killings going on. It is bad there. This Mardi Gra thing should be stopped altogether. With all the alcohol ,no wonder the people get crazy.

Andy Wright
Andy Wright

That's not too bad. They must have back of the public public urination and indecent conduct ban from when I lived there? I miss StL.

Brad Woods
Brad Woods

Anyone who arrest anyone for weed is an ASSHOLE!

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