22 at party charged with underage drinking

October 20, 1999

Howard County police have charged 22 youths with underage drinking, saying officers caught them with alcohol at a Glenelg residence after a high school homecoming dance.

The youths -- who were given written citations requiring them to appear in court -- were drinking in the basement of a home in the 14600 block of Mustang Path about 12: 45 a.m. Sunday after attending the Glenelg High School dance, police said.

Police, who said they heard rumors at the dance about a party afterward, knocked on the door of the Mustang Path residence and an adult allowed them to search the house. Officers said they found the youths drinking in the basement.

The adults in the house told police they were not aware the youths were drinking alcoholic beverages. Police are investigating where the youths got the alcohol.

Pub Date: 10/20/99

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