News

Police: Long Island Couple Charged After Underage Drinking Reported In Home

John Butler, Stacie Butler mug shots (credit: Suffolk County Police)

John Butler, Stacie Butler mug shots (credit: Suffolk County Police)

TRI-STATE NEWS HEADLINES

From our newsroom to your inbox weekday mornings at 9AM.
Sign Up

SAYVILLE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – A Long Island couple is free on bail after police said kids were drinking at an underage party at their house Saturday night.

Someone in the house called police after a teen at their house got alcohol poisoning, Suffolk County Police announced.

Police said a party was going on when officers arrived at John and Stacie Butler’s Sayville house early Sunday morning.

According to police, about 25 teens were gathered in an apartment separate from the home. Police said there were shot glasses and evidence of a beer drinking game when they arrived.

A 16-year-old girl who was a guest at the party was ill with alcohol poisoning, police said. Other underage teens were also visibly drunk and witnesses told police that large amounts of vodka had been consumed, according to police.

The Butler’s 16-year-old daughter had invited friends over following a banquet at St. Anthony’s High School in Melville, but additional guests showed up to the party, police said.

The Butlers, both 54, were arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of a child and were released on bail.

They are due in court at a later date, police said.

Please offer your comments below…