Woman cited for underage drinking party, misleading officers


MISSOULA, Mont. - A Missoula woman pleaded guilty in Justice Court Monday, to drinking underage and misleading officers who were investigation an underage drinking party.

Court documents say 19-year-old Emily VanOstrand hosted a party at her apartment Saturday.

Missoula County Sheriff's Department officers responded after reports of underage drinking and people jumping from a second story balcony.

The court documents indicate VanOstrand tried to hide people in her apartment and told officers there were only a few people around. Officers found 17 total and handed out 14 Minor in Possession citations.

VanOstrand told the judge she's received an alcohol citation prior to this one. He sentenced her to 40 hours of community service and she'll have to pay a $285 fine.

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