Man charged with providing alcohol to Hillsville teens

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HILLSVILLE —  A 54-year-old Hillsville man faces charges after police investigated a report of intoxicated juveniles Dec. 12, according to the town police.

Officers responded to a call on Saturday evening and found two juveniles who appeared intoxicated, according to information from the Hillsville Police Department.

While gathering information about what had happened, a parent called police to report two more children that had returned home intoxicated.

As a result, police served a search warrant at the home of Ezra Allen Royal and gathered evidence and information that led to Royal being charged.

He was charged with four counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Royal will answer the charges in Carroll County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.