Task Force Busts Huge Underage Party in Puyallup

Students from 11 Pierce County area high schools are facing charges after Pierce County’s multi-agency Party Intervention Patrol arrested the underage youth at an illegal drinking party in late September, according to The News Tribune.

Police arrested 27 youth ranging from 15- to 20-years-old for possessing alcohol.  Nearly all were students or recent graduates of Curtis, Chief Leschi, Franklin Pierce, Bethel, Mt. Tahoma, Orting, Gig Harbor, Spanaway Lake, Foss, and Challenger Secondary School.  An additional 18-year-old with an outstanding DUI warrant was taken to jail.  Several dozen other participants at the party were released because they were 21-years-old or over or had not been drinking.

Police arrived at the party located in Puyallup on September 20, 2014 shortly after midnight after an anonymous caller tipped them off to approximately 30 to 40 cars lining the street near the party house.

After the Party Investigation Patrol team observed several juveniles in the front yard holding alcoholic beverages and others carrying them into the house, police were given permission to enter, resulting in the arrests.

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