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Party at Smithfield councilman's house leads to alcohol charges

Posted May 16, 2011 2:33 p.m. EDT

— Twenty-one people face alcohol-related charges after police broke up a Saturday night party at a Smithfield Town Council member's home, police said Monday.

Officers went to Councilman Perry Harris' home at 1205 Baker St. about 11:30 p.m. after receiving a complaint about a large party. Both Harris and his wife were out of town, police said.

About 100 people were at the party, and 21 were charged with underage possession of alcohol, said Lt. Keith Powell of the Smithfield Police Department.

Police used a portable Breathalyzer on everyone at the party, Powell said. Anyone suspected of underage drinking can refuse a Breathalyzer, he said.

Among those cited were Harris’ younger daughter, Alice Dixon Harris, 17, and Ashley Morgan Mills, 17, the daughter of Johnston County Attorney David Mills.

Others cited were Christopher Chad Earp, 19, of 307 Stancil St.; Cameron Elizabeth Mast, 19, of 1099 N. Lakeside Drive; Alison Parker McMillan, 19, of 1061 N. Lakeside Drive; Austin Carr Coats, 19, of 4284 Swift Creek Road; Allison Parker Britt, 17, of 205 W. Wilson St.; Graham P. Wooten, 20, and Bryan Scott Wooten, 17, both of 11 British Court; Alec James Tremblay, 17, of 69 Serenity Point in Selma; Kegan A. Turner, 19, of 213 W. Wilson St.; Meganne Louise Hurt, 16, of 1107 S. Second St.; James Matthew Oldham, 19, of 2 British Court; Sarah K. Youngblood, 19, of 31 Lee Youngblood Road; Caroline Hayes Tobin, 17, of 13 British Court; Benjamin Monroe Daughtry, 17, of 7 British Court; Whitney Drury Carter, 18, of 15 Afton Lane; Erin Nicole Tremblay, 18, of 601 S. College Road in WIlmington; Bennett Joseph Johnson, 17, of 1011 Chestnut Drive; Haley Allison Jones, 17, of 957 N.C. Highway 210; and Jordan Tyler Canupp, 19, of 4470 Harper House Road in Four Oaks.

Officers also seized a marijuana pipe and a prescription pill bottle at the scene, according to an arrest report.