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Nine cited for underage drinking party

Posted: January 9, 2012 - 4:16pm  |  Updated: January 10, 2012 - 10:22am

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Eight people were cited for underage drinking during a weekend party, and a Martinez man is charged with furnishing the home and alcohol for the event.

Thomas Whitney Traino Larick, 23, of the 3600 Block of Lynwood Drive, was charged with furnishing alcohol to those under 21 and with maintaining a disorderly house after deputies were called early Saturday morning to investigate a noise complaint at his residence.

Deputies saw several people entering the front door and backyard of the home, and saw people drinking and heard loud noises from inside and outside the home. They were met at the door by Larick, who told them a birthday party was being held and claimed that he wasn’t aware of any drinking.

Eight of the people at the party were found to be under 21 and in possession of alcohol; all tested positive on a portable alcohol tester. Deputies also confiscated a small amount of marijuana found beside an outdoor firepit.

The report stated that Larick had been warned several times about parties at his home, and that there have been “numerous complaints” about drug use and underage alcohol consumption at the residence.

Larick is being held at the Columbia County Detention Center on bonds totalling $3,200, according to jail personnel.

Also cited for underage possession or consumption of alcohol were Joseph Ian Tupper, 19; Muoaz Masood, 19; Chelsea Renee Pittman, 19; Kara Elizabeth Lamberth, 19; Cassy Ann Glosson, 17; Dyshon Vadolle Taylor, 18; Ashley Robin Yohe, 19; and Julian Mckenzie Black, 18.

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Craig Spinks

Underaged Drinking Party


Please keep Larick in jail until after he meets Bubba. That way he'll be much less likely to reoffend.

And THANKS to you and your deputies for refusing to countenance drinking outside their respective homes by underage residents.

Dr. Craig Spinks/ Georgians for Educational Excellence


another party...

So this is the second published party where underage drinking has occurred; countless others are likely happening though the hosts and guests haven't been caught yet. Do the folks in this area think that their class/wealth/social standing give them a free pass, or do they really find it's ok for their kids to be at these events as long as they're in "respectable" homes vs. out among the lower income folks in the area or heaven forbid, Richmond County? What a shame.