Deputies bust underage drinkers at party

Deputies bust underage drinkers at party
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Sheriff’s deputies cited 13 minors for possession of alcohol Saturday night at a party in southern Clay County.

An anonymous caller informed the Sheriff’s Office that minors were consuming alcohol at a party at 2424 480th Street, according to a news release.

At about 11:30 p.m., Clay County deputies, the Iowa State Patrol and the Spencer Police Department arrived at the address and found minors drinking alcohol.

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Among those cited for underage alcohol possession were Rachel Dunn, 19, of Emmetsburg; Danika Frederick, 18, of Spencer; Dustin Murtaugh, 18, of Spencer; Sophie Smith, 19, of Spencer; and Dakota Woodard, 18, of Milford.

Eight juveniles were also cited for underage alcohol possession.

One juvenile was cited for possession of marijuana.


The juveniles were referred to the juvenile court and released to a parent or guardian.

The Sheriff’s Office stated the incident is still under investigation and that more arrests are possible.


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