Troopers Cite State License-Holders in Three Area Locations

ALLENTOWN PA – Establishments in Stowe, Pottstown, and Royersford that are state-licensed to sell alcoholic beverages were cited by Pennsylvania State Police of Troop L, working on behalf of the Allentown-based District 9 office of the Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement, for a variety of alleged infractions announced Wednesday (June 1, 2022) in its May monthly report.

Troopers in the district cover Montgomery, Berks, Bucks, Lehigh, Northampton, and Schuylkill counties.

Cited were:

  • Societa De Mutuo Soccorso St. Gabriele, trading as St. Gabriel’s Lodge and also known as St. Gabe’s Lodge, 525 Jefferson St., Stowe, for selling alcoholic beverages to non-members on two specific dates during February and March;
  • Philadelphia Steam Engine Fire Co. No. 1, at Chestnut and Penn streets, Pottstown, for selling alcoholic beverages to non-members during November 2021, as well as for six other offenses related to record-keeping and reports through March 22; and
  • Royersford Veterans Home Association, trading as Royersford Veterans Home Association and also known as the Royersford VFW, 730 S. Fourth Ave., Royersford, for failure to adhere to its constitution or by-laws on seven dates during 2021, and two others in January and February.

Troopers said their charges will be brought before an administrative law judge who has the authority to impose penalties ranging from $50-$1,000 for minor offenses, and up to $5,000 for more serious offenses. The judge also can impose a license suspension or revocation of the license based on the severity of charges brought; and can mandate training for licensees to educate them regarding state requirements.

Graphic from the Pennsylvania State Police