Faribault County authorities are still investigating a huge party at a rural Winnebago residence involving underage drinking on Aug. 9.
Chief Deputy Scott Adams says authorities responded to an anonymous tip that came in around 1:10 a.m.
The person reportedly told authorities several vehicles were parked in the yard of a residence on 180th Street and on the roadway in front of a house on 375th Avenue.
“There were too many people to count, a lot of them ran off into the cornfields,” he says. “Individuals were from all over southern Minnesota.”
A deputy reportedly saw numerous vehicles traveling to and from the party when he arrived at the scene.
“When contact was made with a vehicle full of juveniles they admitted there was a party and there could be underage people drinking,” Adams says.
Authorities found two intoxicated juveniles who had passed out and obtained a search warrant to conduct a “welfare check” of everyone on the property in buildings.
Law officers seized alcohol and narcotics that were in plain view in some of the vehicles and on the property.
In all, authorities issued 25 to 30 alcohol-related citations and five face charges for possessing illegal narcotics.
Adams says a person will be charged for hosting the party that allowed underage consumption of alcohol.
Six deputies and officers from the Blue Earth and Winnebago police departments were at the scene.