Deputies bust underage drinking party

By DeeAnna Haney | Jan 15, 2013
Todd Greene

A Waynesville man was charged with allowing teens to throw a party with alcohol Saturday night.

Deputies received an incomplete 9-1-1 call that evening, which led them to the home of 48-year-old Todd Greene at Inheritance Mountain Road around 1:30 a.m.

When deputies arrived, Greene was passed out in the bed while 16 teens were partying inside the home, said Chief Deputy Larry Bryson.

Greene told authorities that he did not know who all the teens were and "did not comment on where the alcohol came from," according to police reports filed at the Haywood County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies observed beer and liquor bottles scattered around the trailer and what appeared to be a "beer pong" game set up on the kitchen table.

The teens "appeared to be highly intoxicated," the report said, and two who were unconscious on the bathroom and bedroom floors were treated by EMS.

Alcohol Law Enforcement officials cited 16 teens for underage drinking. The teens were released to their parents.

Greene was charged with 16 counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and 16 counts providing alcohol to minors.