Crime

Over a dozen teenagers were charged after they were caught swimming in a quarry in Rowan County.

According to the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to 510 Balfour Quarry Road on Tuesday, July 2 after receiving a call about a large group of people trespassing on the property.

When law enforcement arrived, a deputy saw teenagers sitting on the rocks and swimming in the quarry. WBTV reported the deputy spoke to the teens about the dangers of swimming in the quarry and told them they were on private property.

The teens told the deputy they heard about the spot from a friend who lived in the area and saw a video about it on YouTube.

According to WBTV, the report said the deputy found marijuana and a marijuana grinder inside a backpack with the teenagers.

Those charged in the incident included:

- Nicklaus Sebastian Adams, 18, second-degree trespassing

- Joaquin Edgardo Mena, 17, second-degree trespassing

- Anthony Robert Deters, 17, second-degree trespassing

- Spencer Steven Custer, 21, second-degree trespassing

- Barrett Emerson Woodward, 17, second-degree trespassing

- Robert Stroh Collins, 26, second-degree trespassing

- Jennifer Marlen Gonzalez-Chiquito, 16, second-degree trespassing

- Tyler John Camp, 16, misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance schedule VI up to ½ an ounce

- Jaxon Chandler Smith, 17, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia

- Kalista Mae Steiner, 16, second-degree trespassing

- Andy Josue Flores-Parada, 18, second-degree trespassing

- Jeremy Adalberto Flores-Parada, 16, second-degree trespassing

There were three other teens involved who were 15 and released to their parents.

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