Drinking leads to jail
A 19-year-old Wyoming County man implicated in a second underaged drinking party in 15 months, was sentenced last Wednesday to 6-12 months in county jail for drinking alcoholic beverages on a Friday night in July.
Casey Joseph McClain, 19, of Meshoppen, appeared before President Judge Russell Shurtleff in a hearing about whether he violated conditions of a 12-month probation sentence he received in January for his role in an underaged drinking party in 2013.
McClain pleaded guilty in December to three counts of furnishing alcohol to minors, and was sentenced in January in the Wyoming County Court of Common Pleas.
According to court documents, a condition of McClain’s sentence was that he was to abstain from drugs and alcohol until the 12-month probation ended.
McClain’s attorney Deborah Albbert-Heise said Wednesday afternoon her client was willing to stipulate that he did in fact have alcohol in July.
Judge Shurtleff fined McClain $1,000 and said he would be required to serve 6-12 months in the Wyoming County Correctional Facility, where he had credit for 24 days.
There was no mention in the courtroom Wednesday of the circumstances when McClain was found allegedly participating in an underaged drinking party in Washington Twp. involving 18 teens in July.
Meshoppen Police Chief John E. Krieg reiterated Wednesday night that underaged drinking charges would be forthcoming against more than a dozen individuals, including McClain, one of the alleged organizers of the July event.