Carroll County Man Busted For Hosting Underage Drinking Party

Police: Man violated virus order by hosting teen hotel party

WESTMINISTER, Md. (AP) – Maryland State Police say they charged a man with violating the governor’s ban on gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic by hosting a hotel room party for 10 teenagers.

Police say they responded to a call about underage drinking in a Carroll County hotel room Sunday night, and found 26-year-old Ryan M. Serra and 10 teenagers trying to hide by the bathroom. The teens were all 15 to 17 years old.

Serra was charged Monday with violating the Governor’s Executive Order limiting gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic to no more than 10 people. Violating the executive order can mean a year in jail and a $5,000 fine. He’s also charged with providing alcohol to minors.