FORT MILL -- Five teens, one of them only 13 years old, were arrested late Thursday night by York County sheriffs deputies and accused of drinking beer at a campfire in a wooded area near Fort Mill.
One of the teens also was charged with marijuana possession, deputies say.
Authorities say a resident on Stone Village Drive called authorities and reported seeing several teenagers walked into a wooded area near the end of the road. The resident said the teens had started a campfire and were noisy -- and that there has been considerable activity in that wooded area in recent weeks.
Deputies said they walked into the woods and heard the teens making numerous references to alcohol and discussing what their blood alcohol content would be.
According to deputies, the teens put out the fire and left a short time later. Thats when they were confronted by deputies, who said all five of the youths had an odor of alcohol on their breath.
Authorities say they found a number of empty beer cans and bottles near the fire.
Four of the teens were released to the custody of their parents, and the fifth was sent to the York County Detention Center. Deputies say that in addition to the 13-year-old, two of the youths were 16, and the other two were 17. They were cited for possession of beer or wine by a minor.