8 charged at Fort Mill drinking party

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comJuly 15, 2013 

— Five people were charged with underage drinking, and three others were cited for giving alcohol to minors when deputies interrupted a house party in Fort Mill on Saturday.

The bust came a day after 14 people were charged for underage drinking at a house about three miles away.

Sometime after midnight, deputies went to a home on Sugar Ridge Court after someone reported an underage drinking party, according to a York County sheriff’s report. A deputy looked inside the house and saw that “everyone” inside was drinking or holding a beer.

When a teen opened the door, deputies were able to smell marijuana, the report states. The boy, who lived at the home and told police he threw the party, led deputies to his mother’s room, where they found several people holding cans of Milwaukee’s Best and Bud Light.

Three of them, Melton Williams, 23, Nicolas Delgrosso, 21, and Nelson Kagika, 22, told deputies they brought most of the beer to the party, the report states. They were charged with giving beer to a minor.

Of the five underage people in the room, their ages ranging from 17 to 20, several “confessed” to bringing a beer or two to the party, the report states. According to the report, Dylan Ronald Chase, 20, Alicia Boyte, 20, Zachary Taylor Cooksten, 19, and William Douglas Morton, 17, were charged with possession of beer by a minor.

Although baggies and pipes were found throughout the house, the report states, deputies did not find any marijuana. The teen who threw the party was arrested, deputies said, while everyone else received citations. Deputies notified the boy’s mother, who was out of town.

Early Friday, police charged 14 people at an underage drinking party at a home on Farmcrest Drive.

Jonathan McFadden •  803-329-4072

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