Deputies responded to a residence on Russo Drive near midnight and immediately saw a crowd of minors entering and exiting the fenced-in yard, some carrying bottles of alcohol.
Story courtesy of the FCSO's Brittany Kershaw
The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office received a tip on Saturday, Oct. 19, that a high school homecoming afterparty was planned to take place later that night and involved minors being served alcohol.
A flyer that was circulating on social media was shared with deputies which stated that the party was at 11 p.m. with $2 shots and $4 mixed drinks and to BYOW (bring your own weed) and BYOB (bring your own booze).
Deputies responded to a residence on Russo Drive near midnight and immediately saw a crowd of minors entering and exiting the fenced-in yard, some carrying bottles of alcohol. Deputies announced themselves and asked to speak with the homeowner.
Kendall Morgan, 18, told deputies that her grandmother was home but was sleeping inside. Once the grandmother was awakened, she met with deputies and asked for assistance shutting down the party.
She initially denied hosting the party and denied alcohol was being consumed by minors. Once deputies presented evidence showing that she was promoting the underage drinking party and selling alcohol to minors on her personal social media accounts, she admitted to hosting the party.
“We will not tolerate adults contributing to the delinquency of children and promoting underage drinking," Sheriff Rick Staly said. "If you do, you will go to jail."
Morgan was arrested and charged with hosting an open house party and contributing to the delinquency of a child. While at the residence, deputies confirmed that Morgan was currently on juvenile probation. She was additionally charged with violation of probation.
She was taken to the Flagler County Jail and is being held without bond.