May 30, 2020

11 partygoers charged with underage drinking

BLUE HILL – Hancock County sheriff’s deputies raided an underage drinking party in Blue Hill late Saturday night and charged 11 people with various offenses.

Police got a call around 10:45 p.m. about a large party at a residence on Mesa Farm Lane, a private road off Hinckley Ridge Road in Blue Hill.

When officers arrived, about 20 people who were outdoors scattered into nearby woods, according to reports.

After searching for about an hour and a half, deputies located 11 partygoers, nine of whom were under age 18. All nine were charged with possession of alcohol by a minor. An 18-year-old male also was charged with possession of alcohol by a minor.

The home’s owner, who was not identified but was one of the minor’s parents, was charged with providing a place for minors to consume alcohol.

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