On July 20, Rush Township police filed charges against seven individuals from an incident that occurred at the Wal-Mart parking lot in Hometown.

Charged with underage drinking were a 17-year-old female from Walnutport (also charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana), 14-year-old female from Schnecksville, 14-year-old male, 17-year-old female, 13-year-old female, 17-year-old female (also charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana), and 19-year-old Aaron Marlow, all of Slatington.

Tamaqua and Ryan Township police assisted.