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Betty Jill Shults

Betty Jill Shults

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A woman was arrested after police said hundreds of minors attended a party with drugs and alcohol at her home Saturday in Winston-Salem.

Betty Jill Shults, 48, allegedly hosted the gathering with more than 400 people Saturday night at 4515 Carver School Road.

Officers said most the attendants were underage.

Police said neighbors contacted them around 12:20 a.m., saying that marijuana was being used. Police said they obtained a search warrant and found juveniles “in various states of intoxication and sickness” at the home.

Officials said Forsyth County Emergency Medical Services were called to help.

Police said Shults tried to get a permit from the city for a block party on the 4500 block of Carver School Road from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. for Saturday’s gathering on June 21.

Police said the permit was denied because of the time frame and prominence of the road.

Shults was charged with multiple counts of giving alcohol to a person under 21, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a dwelling for the purpose of violating the controlled substances act.

Two people at the party were helped by EMS. No other information was provided.

She was placed in the Forsyth County Law Enforcement Detention Center under $5,000 secured bond.

Police said her 19-year-old daughter, Tia Corine Shults, was cited with multiple violations of aiding and abetting giving alcohol to a person under 21 and consuming alcohol under 21.