Alpharetta couple charged with giving teens alcohol

by: Craig Lucie Updated:

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ALPHARETTA, Ga. - Two Alpharetta parents are facing charges after police say they provided alcohol to 18 teens.

When a Channel 2 Action News crew knocked on their door, their son said he didn’t want to talk about Thursday night’s party. He was cited on minor in possession charges.

When asked if we could explain what happened during the party, Julian Droege said, “I’d rather not, to be honest.”

Droege did say it was a party with his friends, and his parents thought it was innocent.

“My parents didn't know there was alcohol downstairs. It was just snuck around,” said Droege.

Police said when they knocked on the door Thursday night, Droege’s father told an officer he did not know if there was alcohol. He then asked the officer, “What do you want me to do?”

Police asked to be let in and that's when they found 15 teens ranging in age from 17 to 19 in the living room with the lights off. They also found a hole in the upstairs ceiling with insulation on the carpet. Police said six teens were hiding in the attic with a bottle of liquor and cans of the drink Four Loko.

In the basement, police found a ping pong table being used for the drinking game "beer pong."

“It’s shocking. It doesn't normally happen around here,” said Allison Kelly who lives down the street.

She said Waters Mill Court is a quiet street.

Police charged Andreas Droege and his wife, Dagmar, with furnishing alcoholic beverages to minors. Police ticketed 18 teens for minor in possession, and they said one almost drove off after blowing .104, which is above the legal limit.