Maryland man violated virus order by hosting teen hotel party, Troopers say

Maryland State Police say they charged a man with violating the governor's ban on gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic by hosting a hotel room party for 10 teenagers.

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Police say they responded to a call about underage drinking in a Carroll County hotel room Sunday night, and found 26-year-old Ryan M. Serra and 10 teenagers trying to hide by the bathroom.

The teens were all 15 to 17-years-old.

Serra was charged Monday with violating the Governor’s Executive Order limiting gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic to no more than 10 people.


Violating the executive order can mean a year in jail and a $5,000 fine.

He's also charged with providing alcohol to minors. 

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