Northampton Police recovered 32 bottles of alcohol from a 17-year-old on Thursday, June 14, during a traffic stop, a spokesperson from the police department told Patch.
The 17-year-old male from Holland, who is a recent graduate of Council Rock High School South, was stopped for speeding at Middle Holland Road and West Village Road in the Holland section of the township. An officer was on a pre-assigned, selective enforcement detail to monitor vehicle speeding complaints, according to a press release from the police department.
After the boy's vehicle was stopped, the officer saw, in plain view, 32 bottles of alcohol including various brands of vodka, rum and tequila. Through information gathered at the scene, the police officer determined that the alcohol was meant for consumption during Senior Week in Ocean City, N.J.
"This officer’s actions are commendable and the confiscation of the contraband may well have prevented a needless calamity during Senior Week," Chief of Police Barry Pilla said in the release.
The investigation continues and charges are pending.