Twenty-three teens found drinking in Forest Hill

Police busted an underage drinking party in Forest Hill, where half of about 46 teens at the party, after undergoing Breathalyzer tests, were believed to have been drinking.

The Harford County Sheriff's Office responded to a large party in Forest Hill, where 23 teenagers were allegedly drinking Tuesday night.

Deputies were dispatched to a home in the 1200 block of Bear Hollow Court at about 9:54 p.m., sheriff's office spokeswoman Monica Worrell said Thursday.

"A caller indicated there were vehicles in front of the house because there were drugs and loud music," Worrell said.

When they arrived, officers found 46 teenagers under the age of 18 in the home, and saw beer and liquor bottles throughout the basement, as well as several open containers of liquor. No drugs were found, Worrell said.

Preliminary breath tests showed 23 of the 46 teenagers had consumed alcohol. Six juvenile citations were issued and citations are pending against the 17 juveniles who were not cited the night of the party.

An adult who was in the home has not been charged, Worrell said. Charges of disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace and endangering the welfare of a child are pending against the homeowner. She said the sheriff's office has a year and a day to file charges, but said it's more likely they'll be filed in the next two weeks.

"The juveniles were tested, parents were notified and arrangements were made to get all the juveniles," she said.

The party included 16 teens from Fallston, eight from Forest Hill, 16 from Bel Air, two from Kingsville and one each from Havre de Grace, Baldwin and Abingdon.

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