Juvenile charged with possession

PLUMSTED — One juvenile was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance believed to be marijuana after police officers responded to a house party on Hemlock Drive on April 23.

According to information provided by the Plumsted Police Department, at approximately 1:22 a.m., Detective Brant Uricks was patrolling the area of Hemlock Drive when he observed a female juvenile walking in the road.

After the juvenile was approached and questioned by Uricks, the officer was informed that she was 15 years old and heading home. The juvenile had the smell of an alcoholic beverage on her breath.

It was found after further questioning that she had just left a party at a home on Hemlock Drive involving other juveniles who were still at the residence, police said.

Officers Frank Murphy and Vincent Doell assisted in the investigation of the underage drinking. The officers arrived at the Hemlock Drive residence and found about 25 juveniles in the home.

After further investigation, a controlled dangerous substance believed to be marijuana was found to be in the possession of one of the juveniles.

Police said that juvenile was placed under arrest for possession of marijuana. Complaints were processed and the juvenile’s mother took custody of her child.

OnApril 26, charges were filed against a resident of the home on Hemlock Drive that was the scene of the party on April 23. Police said William Finkle of New Egypt was charged with maintaining a nuisance, a disorderly person’s offense for allowing juveniles to consume alcohol in his residence. The matter is pending court.