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‘Illegal binge party’ with beer pong, marijuana handouts leads to dozens of underage arrests

beer pongBONNEY LAKE, Wash. — Police arrested 24 underage youth between the ages of 18-21 after busting a large party two underage renters threw for their friends April 6 in Bonney Lake.

According to the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office, neighbors in the 8400 block of Locust Avenue called police saying a “large group of youth” was spotted coming and going from a young renter’s home. Plain-clothes officers in the area arrived at the party –which prosecutors called an “illegal binge party” — to find a large gathering of youth, many of whom appeared intoxicated.

Police arrested 24 intoxicated youth at the scene, including a female who allegedly made false statements to police and an intoxicated man who refused to relinquish his car keys. A semi-conscious girl suffering from alcohol poisoning was also taken to the hospital, police said.

“With a beer pong table set-up on the kitchen table and party favors consisting of Everclear, orange juice and marijuana, it appears we shut this party down before anyone really got hurt,” said Matt Kurle, a sergeant with the Sumner Police Department and law enforcement supervisor for the multi-agency patrol.

The Tacoma Pierce County DUI and Traffic Safety Task Force coordinated the arrests. Police said parents should caution their children about the dangers of underage drinking, especially during prom and graduation season.


5 Comments to “‘Illegal binge party’ with beer pong, marijuana handouts leads to dozens of underage arrests”

    Block Watcher said:
    April 18, 2013 at 12:31 PM

    Good to hear nobody got injured trying to drive.

    Kelly T said:
    April 18, 2013 at 12:39 PM

    GREAT JOB! :-D


      Todd said:
      April 18, 2013 at 5:23 PM

      this was my party…they made it sound alot worse than it was

    John Parker said:
    April 18, 2013 at 9:11 PM

    Children Q13? Did you read you're own story? They were between the ages of 18-21, so what does this have to do with kids. Those were adults.

    And all should take note that the danger at this party was the alcohol that had poisoned one girl and rendered others incapable of driving. Cannabis is the smarter choice for adult recreation.

    Haha said:
    April 23, 2013 at 12:43 PM

    These “kids” can sign up and go blow their faces of in the Army but no partying. Great news farticle.

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