VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Testimony has concluded in an administrative hearing that could threaten how the Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater operates.
Attorneys for Aramark Entertainment Inc. and the state Alcoholic Beverage Control’s Bureau of Law Enforcement have both presented their cases, related to Aramark being charged with allowing the amphitheater to become a place where illegal drugs are frequently used and underage drinking occurs, according to the Virginian-Pilot.
The company was also charged with having bottles of rum without the proper tax stamp.
The most substantive of the charges came between June and August 2006, when undercover ABC agents arrested several patrons of charges of smoking marijuana and underage drinking. ABC agents testified that the venue’s security force was too inadequate to police beer handoffs and marijuana use on the lawn.
Through several witnesses, attorneys for Aramark tried to demonstrate that security meets current industry standards and questioned whether further enforcement efforts would prevent similar incidents. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers