23 busted at underage drinking party

JOHNSON COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) — 10 adults were arrested and 13 juveniles were sent home to their families after police broke up an underage drinking party in Johnson County Friday night.

According to officers, the owner of the home was out of town and he heard his stepson, who doesn’t live at the home, may have been in the house with a group of people without permission. He called the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office to alert police.

Deputies found 23 people in the house who had been drinking alcohol, all of whom were underage.

The owner’s stepson, Austin Lohman, told investigators he wanted to have people over at the house after a high school basketball game, according to a police report. One of the kids was so drunk, he was passed out in the basement and had to be taken to the hospital.

In all, 13 juveniles were arrested for illegal possession of alcohol by a minor. They were then released to their parents. According to the police report, the juveniles’ Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) ranged from .01 to .12.

There were an additional nine adults arrested who were under 21 and had been drinking, according to the police report.  Summer Arsenault, Bailey Wininger, Cameron Woods, Jorge Coronado, Shawn Luna, Larry Berry, Adolfo Ibarra, Zachariah Blanchard and Clayton Moore were all arrested at the scene. Police said their BAC ranged from .02 to .08.

Lohman, 18, was arrested on a preliminary charge of residential entry.

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