Several Arrested Following Massive ‘Foam Party’

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SOLON, Ohio – A wild foam party ends with a bust.  Several people are arrested when hundreds of teens get together to party.

It was billed as a "Sweet 16" party, but police say it included sex, drugs and lots of foam.

Five young adults were charged with crimes ranging from drug possession to underage consumption of alcohol.  Five juveniles could also face charges.

Video of the party, which included dirty dancing in a bath of foam, was posted on YouTube.

"Our officers responded, they found juveniles everywhere, a lot of juveniles in cars, they saw evidence of alcohol, marijuana usage, just a lot of kids doing things they shouldn't be doing," said Lt. Bruce Felton, with Solon police.

The rave was billed as an "electrofoam" party...held late Friday night at the Grantwood Golf Course pavilion in Solon.  According to police, around 750 young people between 16 and 19 attended the party.

Golf course officials say a 16-year old and his mother rented out the place, with the boy charging $10 for people to get in.

"What he did is he went on Facebook and Twitter and was actually charging money for this party and actually threw what was called a foam party, so there was a lot of other extra-curricular activities going on," said Don Holub, Solon's director of recreation.

Police say when they arrived around 11:30 p.m., officers found evidence of marijuana, liquor and beer in some of the vehicles...and they caught two teens making out in the back seat of an SUV.

"There are drug abuse charges for the marijuana, there are at least one or two who are charged with underage consumption or underage possession of alcohol...a couple of curfew violations," said Lt. Felton

"I would have never thought that something like this was going on at the parties, you know what I mean...I have no clue, this is the first I've heard about it," said the stepfather of one of the teens charged.

He was surprised to learn his 18-year old stepson was charged with misdemeanor drug possession at the party.

"Well, you know kids will be kids, but that's not an excuse for them to do that, they're underage basically," he said.

"We're lucky, to my knowledge no one was hurt, but again when you have a party this big with this many juveniles involved, it's a dangerous situation that we want to avoid in the future," said Lt. Felton.

Holub says the pavilion was rented out legally.  He also says after all the teens left, there was no damage to the building and it was clean.

He says from now on, there will have to be a Solon police officer on staff to handle security for events.

The adults will have their first appearance in Bedford Municipal Court on August 8.

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