Police: 'Bouncer' at East End underage drinking parties arrested

Police say a man who acted as the bouncer for wild underage drinking and drug parties on the East End has been arrested. Robert Andrade,

Robert Andrade, 41, of Amagansett, is charged with four counts of endangering the welfare of teens under 17. He is accused of standing at the doorway of a home in Springs twice in December and once in January, collecting party admission fees from teens and allegedly selling marijuana.

Robert Andrade, 41, of Amagansett, is charged with four counts of endangering the welfare of teens under 17. He is accused of standing at the doorway of a home in Springs twice in December and once in January, collecting party admission fees from teens and allegedly selling marijuana. (3/9/17)

EAST HAMPTON - Police say a man who acted as the bouncer for wild underage drinking and drug parties on the East End has been arrested.

Robert Andrade, 41, of Amagansett, is charged with four counts of endangering the welfare of teens under 17. He is accused of standing at the doorway of a home in Springs twice in December and once in January, collecting party admission fees from teens and allegedly selling marijuana.

Police say they are investigating complaints that Xanax and alcohol were sold to teens.

Andrade pleaded not guilty to the charges in East Hampton court Thursday.

"The statement always seems to stem from one person who gave a statement for each of the incidents that he's charged with. The dates seem to be inconsistent to say the least," says defense attorney Trevor Durrell.

The judge issued a "stay away" order to Andrade, preventing him from communicating with any of the teens who were at the East Hampton parties. He is due back in court on April 27.

Also appearing in court Thursday was alleged party host Jefferson Eames, 48, who faces multiple charges. Prosecutors say a teen at one of his parties suffered an overdose. Police say in January, 18-year-old Jordan Johnson was left unconscious for hours. Johnson had to learn how to walk again.

The judge told Eames, "We scheduled a trial on March 21, and if you're not here, it will be a very, very bad day for you."  The judge also urged him to get into a sobriety or substance abuse program.

Both Eames and Andrade are free on bail.

 

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