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Orono Nightclub Cited 

Joy Hollowell

A nightclub in Orono has been cited for liquor and building violations.Orono police went to 103 Ultralounge on Route Two just after midnight Saturday.They tell us they received complaints of overcrowding at the club as well as underage drinking.That prompted police to conduct a compliance check.Officers from Veazie, Old Town, State police, the fire marshal’s office and liquor enforcement all took part.Owner Robbie Snow is accused of 11 violations, including overcrowding.He says the the fire marshal’s office claimed there were about 800 people in the establishment that night. Snow showed TV-5 a copy of his crowd inventory for the night. It totalled 513 people. Snow says his fire code allows for 527.Captain Chris Ewing of the Orono police department says two fights broke out while officers were carrying out the compliance check.As a result, six people were taken to the Penobscot County jail on a number of charges including disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.Earlier in the evening, police conducted an alcohol sting at a number of businesses in the Orono, Old Town and Veazie area. Officers sent in under age people to try and purchase liquor.Captain Ewing says he pleased to report that the majority of places refused to sell alcohol to those under the age of 21.