Large Underage Drinking Party Bust

March 29, 2012

On February 4, 2012 at 6:34 p.m. Sheriff Mike Evans and members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 665 Patuxent Reach Drive, Prince Frederick,  for a report of an underage drinking party.

Upon arrival Sheriff Evans, Cpl. Libby and F/Sgt. Payne made contact with a juvenile, who appeared to be intoxicated, in the driveway who stated that the party was in the basement of the house.  Sheriff Evans and the deputies then made contact with several juveniles in the rear of the house that also appeared intoxicated.  Sheriff Evans and the deputies were able to locate the host of the party, a 22-year-old resident of the home.  He stated that he let the juveniles consume the alcohol and he had no idea that his younger brother was having a large party.  The party was ended with deputies writing 16 Alcohol Citations for underage drinking.

Further investigation was conducted into the party at a later date and information was obtained to verify that the above 22-year-old had allowed the consumption of the alcohol by the juveniles. The 22-year-old will be charged on a citation at a later date for furnishing alcohol to minors.  All of the parents of the juveniles in attendance were contacted and informed of the incident.  The owner of the residence was contacted as well.

As we are approaching graduation, Sheriff Evans wants to remind parents and our young people that it is illegal for persons to consume alcohol when you are under the age of 21 and it is also illegal for parents or persons over the age of 21 to furnish those under the legal age with alcohol.   Sheriff Evans has been diligent in seeking out these under-age parties where alcohol is being consumed and wants to keep our young people from consuming alcohol and to avoid the possibility of those who drink and drive from becoming a fatality on our roadways of Calvert County.

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7 Responses to Large Underage Drinking Party Bust

  1. Anonymous on March 29, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    Actually it Is perfectly legal for parents to allow their own children to consume alcohol while in their own residence. I learned that at my TAM certification class.

  2. jb on March 29, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    Not other persons childern in their home. PERIOD. and cannot allow consumption to what could be consider endangerment

  3. Anonymous on March 29, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    That’s nice that you left it nameless but put the address there.

  4. Anonymous on March 30, 2012 at 9:23 am

    Grade A reporting. Can’t even get the facts straight

  5. Anon on March 30, 2012 at 9:54 am

    How many people really wait until they are 21? I mean come on! I agree there should be NO driving if someone is drinking (no matter what age!) but it’s like a friend of mine said “Drinking underage has the risk of getting caught factor that makes it more exciting.”

  6. Anonymous on March 30, 2012 at 11:15 am

    So where was the owner of the property while all this was happening under his roof?? I hardly believe he had no knowledge of this event before it happened? Was he charged as well? If he was the parent of the two brothers, why did he allow the party to happen in the first place? Every adult over the age of 21 in that household should have been held responsible! And what about all the parents of those children at the party? Did they know where their children were or what they were up to that night? Human nature is such that children will do whatever they can get away with, regardless of the law. That’s what parental supervision is for!! Parents, do your job!

  7. A Concerned Parent on March 30, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Kids learn by example…and boundaries! Shame on you, Mr. homeowner! You should have put on the brakes before the party started!