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July 13, 2012- The Erie County Sheriff’s Office is announcing the arrest of 31 youths for underage possession of alcohol in the Village of  Alden late last night  after a tip call was received on the anonymous underage drinking tip line (1-800- 851-1932).

 Deputies John Szczepanski ; Mathew Fuqua; and Jonathan Hanna assisted in the arrests which took place at a residence on Maple Ridge Drive just before midnight.   The party was hosted by a  17 year  whose parents were out of town.  One of the underage drinkers was transported to ECMC after she was located in the basement of the house, unresponsive.  Two other party goers were each charged with disorderly conduct; obstruction of governmental administration and harassment for trying to prevent deputies from entering the residence.    

 All subjects were released on appearance tickets.

 The Underage drinking Tip line was established five years ago in Genesee, Orleans, Wyoming and Monroe Counties and is funded by a federal grant.   Erie County became part of tip line network three years ago.