About 40 minors — ranging in age from 15 to 20 and mostly identified as students of Northeast Community College — were cited for underage drinking Saturday night, according to the Stanton County Sheriff's Office.
At about 10 p.m., officers located what appeared to be a large underage alcohol drinking party at a residence on 843rd Road — about seven miles northwest of Stanton. The investigation resulted in about 40 minors being cited for Minor in Possession of Alcohol and the three party host were cited for Aiding and Abetting MIP, according to Sheriff Mike Unger.
Several youth ran from the location into nearby fields and about ten vehicles were towed from the scene and impounded after their operators refused commands to return to the residence. A large quantity of alcoholic beverages were seized from the residence.
The Sheriff’s office wishes to remind everyone that underage drinking is illegal and will be strictly enforced by this office.