Sunday, April 6, 2014

Video: Idaho State Police, Feds Raid 'Mansion Bash'

Posted By on Sun, Apr 6, 2014 at 3:01 PM

Spokane, North Idaho News

A man rented a North Idaho mansion because he said he wanted to go all-out in an elaborate wedding proposal.

But by the time the April 4 event was over, the North Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force and Idaho State Police had moved in, arresting 19 people for violations, including dispensing liquor without a license and possession of a controlled substance. Additionally, law enforcement said they seized numerous alcoholic beverages, methamphetamine, marijuana, mushrooms, cocaine and drug paraphernalia. The Kootenai County Sheriff's Department, Coeur d'Alene Police and the U.S. Forest Service assisted in serving warrants.

KHQ-TV reports that police said when they arrived on the scene of the so-called "mansion bash" at a residence above Hayden Lake, they discovered more than 200 people on the scene. And the company that rented the mansion to the host said the man signed documents stating he "would not host an alcohol-fueled party."

But police said the party was advertised through social media, with anticipation of 300 guests.

Even after police swarmed the party, attendees continued to take "selfies" with SWAT officers in the background.

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