Police Warn Parents About Letting Teens Drink

High school graduation is right around the corner, and for many that means having parties to celebrate. But the Grand Junction Police Department wants to remind parents that serving alcohol to minors at graduation parties is illegal and carries serious consequences.

Hosting a graduation party where alcohol is served to minors is a felony offense, and it's punishable by two to six years in prison or $2,000 to $500,000 in fines.

Police say even if you didn't buy the alcohol you can still be charged if a teen is found with it.

Police say parents need to be alert and aware of their surroundings and if teens are drinking ask them to leave or call authorities or their parents.

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