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Large Cottage Grove party bust nets 23 underage citations

An underage drinking party with roughly 100 guests in Cottage Grove was busted, resulting in about two-dozen citations or arrests.

Police received a report of an underage party shortly before 11 p.m. July 20 at a home in the 6300 block of Goodview Bay.

When officers arrived, party goers were inside and outside the home.

A 19-year-old man who lives at the home was ticketed for violating the city’s social host ordinance. The homeowner was not present at the time.

Eight people between ages 18 and 20 were ticketed for underage consumption. One of those adult males also was cited for obstructing the legal process. Two people were arrested for outstanding warrants.

Another 15 people under age 18 were cited for minor consumption.

Scott Wente

Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011.

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