Police bust drinking party
STAMFORD ó Vermont State Police broke up an underage drinking party in Stamford Friday night.
Police said a total of 23 people under the age of 21 were given referrals to court diversion for first-time violations of the legal drinking age.
Police said the party was hosted by Laura Kirby, 18, whose parents were out of state at the time.
Police said that about 40 youths were in the home, some hiding, and of those, 20 were under the age of 21 and had been consuming alcoholic beverages.
As state police were leaving, three more youths were encountered driving up Nichols Roads, and were found to be in possession of or had consumed alcohol.
Kirby was cited by state police for enabling alcohol consumption by minors.
The investigation is continuing, police said, and anyone with information is asked to call the Shaftsbury barracks at 442-5421.MORE IN Southern VermontThe Department of Health could lose its funding from Entergy next year, ending more than 42 years... Full Story
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