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Man pleads guilty to hosting open house party

Cory Allen Campbell Cory Allen Campbell
DEKALB COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

A DeKalb County criminal case shows some house parties do not end well for the hosts.

Some parents think that by serving their kids alcohol, they can keep things under control and safe, but speaking to law enforcement and mental health officials, there are two problems with that theory.

The drinking age is 21, which means the child could go to jail.

Secondly, if a parent is caught hosting an open house party, it is the parent who could go to jail.

Cory Allen Campbell, 23, pleaded guilty in DeKalb County District Court Wednesday to charges he hosted an open house party.

He was ordered to pay nearly $400 in court costs.

Officials at Mountain Lakes Behavior Healthcare work on educating the public about the dangers of hosting open house parties, as well as underage drinking.

Officials said some children have their first contact with alcohol at the age of 12, which can lead to early alcoholism.

As we enter the time of the end of the school year, laws are out these days to protect children against irresponsible adults.

"Graduation parties are fine, but you know if they're under 21, they're not allowed to drink.  As the responsible adult, they have to take that responsibility seriously and have to monitor the party," said Myron Gargis, Mountain Lakes Behavioral Healthcare Director.

If a child tries to sneak in alcohol to a party where there are a bunch of underage children, Gargis said it's the responsibility of the adult to address the situation and have the alcohol removed.

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