Cops 'Crash' Party with Pot, Booze, 5 Teens

Acting on a tip, New Canaan police on Saturday found five teenagers with 20 cans of beer and some marijuana but no parents in the home on Field Crest Road.

After someone tipped off New Canaan police that a party was taking place last Saturday on Field Crest Road with under-age drinking, cops showed up at the door and five teenagers were charged.

New Canaan police gave this account (an accusation not proven in court) of the incident:

At about 11:43 p.m., police received their own "invitation" to the party with alcohol and teenagersf on Field Crest Road.

Officers showed up at the house and spoke at the door with Charles Anderson Jr., 18, who was soon charged with permitting people under the age of 21 to possess alcohol.

Police then entered the house to make sure no one inside was in any danger. No one was, but police found four 18-year-olds and a 19-year-old, all New Canaan residents, along with 20 cans of beer and a relatively small amount of marijuana.

Also in the house was paraphernalia connected with smoking marijuana: rolling papers, a glass bong, a glass pipe and a grinder for marijuana.

Since the evidence of a public danger here is pretty thin, New Canaan Patch is not publishing the names of the teenagers charged, except for Anderson, who hosted the party.

All five teenagers might have been charged with marijuana possession if three of them hadn't admitted to being the only ones who had the pot. Those three were each charged with possession of less than half an ounce of marijuana. Two of those teenagers said they had the paraphernalia, so those two were charged with possessing it.

One 19-year-old was charged with possession of alcohol by a person under 21 years old.

Anderson, charged only with permitting use of alcohol by minors, was issued a misdemeanor summons directing him to appear March 6 in state Superior Court in Norwalk. Infraction tickets were issued to the others.

Hollywood2 February 27, 2014 at 10:22 AM
This is why CT needs to follow CO and pass a recreational hooch law. I'm looking for a place in New Canaan where I can set-up my dispensary
humdinger February 27, 2014 at 04:27 PM
At 18 you can die in Afghanistan but can't sit back with a couple of brews on the weekend.
mary parker March 01, 2014 at 03:29 AM
Seriously commenters? What if your son/daughter were at this house, drinking under age, then left this house to drive home drunk and drove off the road and was killed? Don't tell me that you would just let it fall on your child who is now dead be at fault? No you would sue the heck out of the home owner and the under aged host of the party for serving your son/daughter alcohol and pot who is under aged. God what kind of parents are you to let your kids break the law? Yes they do at the age of 18 go off and fight for us while you sit at home doing nothing. But they aren't drugged up or drunk over there. Are any of these guys in the army, navy, air force or marines? Probably not. So if they are then they deserve a beer at 18, if not then they should join up. Don't ever compare spoiled law breaking teenagers to those who actually are in the armed forces protecting us and risking their lives for your drug addict kids


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