PORT CHARLOTTE, Florida (WINKNews) - Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies responded to a loud music complaint over the weekend, and found approximately 200 people attending a house party with alcohol and marijuana.
Nicholas Cody Amador, 19, was arrested for the crime. Investigators say he threw the party while his parents were away.
A deputy responded to the call on Lindon Street at 1:19 a.m. Saturday and as he approached the home, the crowd scattered in every direction, including into wooded areas, the back yard, inside the home, and to their vehicles.
From the open back door, the deputy could see a large amount of alcoholic beverages. He announced his presence and heard loud yelling and screaming. He entered the home to check on the wellbeing of the occupants and once inside, could smell the odor of marijuana. He then observed about a hundred more people, including several were juveniles. They ran out the front door.
Backup units arrived and located Amador, who said he was responsible for the party in his parents' home. Large amounts of cold alcoholic beverages were found on the tables, beds and the floor. Marijuana was also found in the home.
Amador's 16-year-old brother was located in the home, along with a 17-year-old girl found outside that was so impaired, she could barely stand. Amador's mother was called home and took custody of the younger brother. The intoxicated juvenile girl was released to her mother.
Amador was arrested and charged with Child Neglect, Open House Party, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Alcohol by a Person Under 21, and Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor.
He was transported to the Charlotte County Jail, where he later posted a $6,500 bond and was released.