Agents from Alcohol Law enforcement in North Carolina were dispatched to an abandoned house in September in New Hanover County. Sheriff's officials had called on the division for assistance investigating an alleged underage drinking party at the abandoned home. Reports suggest that as many as 200 people had attended the soiree. Not all of the people were underage.
Police say that party-goers ranged I age from 16 to 55-years-old. Initially, deputies issued citations to 16 people for alleged underage drinking offenses at the September 22 party. Officials say that two kegs were hauled from the scene.
But the alleged underage party resulted in more than alleged alcohol offenses. Law enforcement asserts that two people were stabbed at the gathering. Both reportedly were treated and released from an area hospital.
The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says that four adults are now facing charges related to the alleged party. Officials say that more charges may come in the future. For now, four people have been charged with aiding and abetting offenses for their alleged roles in the event.
An 18-year-old Rocky Point, North Carolina teen has been charged with 16 counts of aiding and abetting an underage person.
In addition to the young teen, a 19-year-old Riegelwood resident, a 24-year-old from Rocky Point and a 39-year-old, also from Rocky Point North Carolina, all face 16 counts of aiding and abetting. Each of the three has also been charged with selling alcohol without a permit and license.
Authorities claim that cups of beer were sold at the abandoned house in Castle Hayne, North Carolina for $3 a piece during the party in September.
Source: WECT-TV, "Four charged in alleged underage drinking party in Castle Hayne," Nov. 15, 2012