The Ottumwa Courier

October 7, 2013

Teens charged in party bust

Ottumwa Courier

---- — FAIRFIELD — Fairfield police say five teens face charges after a Friday night party was broken up.

The bust took place as authorities were specifically targeting underage drinking. An anonymous tip led police to 301 E. Hempstead Ave. They found a party taking place but no parents. Subsequent investigation showed a 16-year-old female was hosting the party, and her parents were unaware it was taking place.

The teen, along with three other 16-year-olds and a 15-year-old were, cited for alcohol possession under the legal age. A citation was also issued for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.