Two cited for social host violations

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By Stephen Lega

The first two citations have been issued * under a social host ordinance that has been in effect since 2008.
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office arrested Adrienne and Candace Tucker, both 19, of Campbellsville for violations of the social host ordinance. They were arrested after the sheriff’s office received a complaint of underage drinking at 2:22 a.m. March 17, at 511 St. Matthew’s Cemetery Road, approximately nine miles southwest of Lebanon.
The Tuckers were arrested for social host violations because they reside at that property.
John M. Moore, 20, of Lebanon was arrested for alcohol intoxication and possession of marijuana, and Barney L. Shepperson, 25, of Columbia was cited for assisting minors in the purchase of alcohol.
Six individuals under 21 were cited for possession of alcohol.
The Marion County Fiscal Court approved this legislation in 2008 after members of the local Mothers Against Drunk Driving chapter,  the Marion County Youth Advocacy Council and the Heartland SAFE Community Coalition lobbied for its passage.
Under this ordinance, first-time offenders could face fines up to $250. Subsequent offenses (within five years) are considered Class A misdemeanors, which are punishable by up to a year in jail and fines up to $500.

* The original version of this story incorrectly stated that two people were arrested. They were cited, not arrested.