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.