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Large party busted in East Ferris

North Bay OPP has laid charges for a large party over the weekend in East Ferris.

On Saturday night, officers received complaints of a house party on Eglington Road North in East Ferris Township.

Police say that there around 50 people under the age of 20 at the home.

Constable Michelle Coulombe says that when officers arrived, the party quickly scattered. She adds that officers also did sobriety tests for those who were driving, and found one individual who was over the limit.

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As a result, the 18-year-old host of the party has been charged for violating the gathering limits under the Reopening Ontario Act, which includes an $880 fine.

If the person does not pay the fine and elects to go to court, they could face a fine of at least $10,000. It’s the first fine of its kind in the North Bay detachment.

“Police continue to enforce provincial and federal statutes,” the OPP stated in a release. “As well as supporting compliance with ROA regulations, while reminding the public that it is the collective responsibility of all Ontarians to comply with the ROA in order to limit the spread of COVID-19.”

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