About 60 youths cited at outdoor party

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The number cited for underage consumption at a party early Sunday morning in Faribault County is nearly twice than first reported.

Chief Deputy Scott Adams says the initial estimate of more than 30 youths increased after a closer look at the numbers.

“There were probably about 60 ticketed for underage consumption,” he says. “If I had to guess, I’d say about half were from Faribault County.”

Adams says Waseca County deputies contacted the Sheriff’s Office around 1:30 a.m. with information obtained during a traffic stop about an outdoor party east of Minnesota Lake near the county line.

According to Adams, there were about 150 people on the grounds and more than 40 vehicles parked at the site.

He says those at the party were from Faribault, Blue Earth and Waseca counties, as well as northern Iowa.

Assisting Adams, Sheriff Mike Gormley and three deputies were a Waseca County deputy and a state trooper. Most of the law officers remained at the site until 7:30 a.m.

Attendees were tested and rides provided for those with blood-alcohol content above the 0.08 limit.

“There were a decent number of sober people there,” says Adams. “We had about 30 who helped give people rides home.”

Legal guardians of the minors at the party were called to pick up their youths.

While no arrests were made, reports were sent to County Attorney Troy Timmerman to determine if any adults at the party should face charges.

Adams anticipates two adults will be charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and one juvenile with false report of a crime.

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