Here are the names of the 12 people arrested by Fairfax County Police during a party on Westmoreland Street, according to police.
They were charged with drug or alcohol violations. The legal drinking age in Virginia is 21.
Last Name First Middle Age Charge City
BENNETT CARSON BOOTH 19 DRUGS: POSSESS MARIJUANA, MCLEAN, VA
BRUNNER-BROWN ROBERT 22 DRUGS: POSSESS MARIJUANA, MCLEAN, VA
FARES EL-RASHED 18 ALCOHOL: PURCH/POSSESS BY PERSON <21Y MCLEAN, VA
FARIS ALI 20 ALCOHOL: PURCH/POSSESS BY PERSON <21Y MCLEAN. VA
HUSSEIN SAMER 18 POSSESS MARIJUANA VIENNA, VA
KOHLER TAYLOR HUGGINS 19 ALCOHOL: PURCH/POSSESS BY PERSON <21Y MCLEAN
MODESTO CAROL 18 DRUGS: POSSESS MARIJUANA, MCLEAN, VA
MORRIS CASSADY 19 DRUGS: POSSESS MARIJUANA, MCLEAN, VA
POTASHNIK JACOB MICHAEL 19 ALCOHOL: PURCH/POSSESS BY PERSON <21Y MCLEAN, VA
VAUGHN MICHAEL 19 ALCOHOL: PURCH/POSSESS BY PERSON <21Y ARLINGTON, VA
WESTBY-GIBSON JOHN FRANCIS 19 ALCOHOL: PURCH/POSSESS BY PERSON <21Y MCLEAN, VA
YAZDANSHENAS ARSHAN 18 DRUGS: POSSESS MARIJUANA MCLEAN, VA
ORIGINAL STORY: Fairfax County police have arrested and charged 12 McLean young people with possession of marijuana or underage possession of alcohol after police responded to citizen noise complaints in the 1500 block of Westmoreland Street about two weeks ago.
The police said on May 10 the young adults ranging in age from 18-23 were allegedly consuming alcohol and marijuana in a home while the parent was away for the evening.
Police used the arrests to warn parents and children about the consequences of underage drinking in this season of graduations and proms.
Celebrations for joyous occasions such as proms and graduations are in full swing this month and police urge revelers to party safely but to be aware of the strict consequences of underage drinking, police said in a press release announcing the arrests and charges.
Police urge residents to celebrate the summer season sensibly and safely and to be aware of the laws regarding serving alcohol to minors. Members of the Fairfax County Police Department actively serve on the Fairfax Countywide Initiative to Reduce Underage Drinking (CIRUD) and the agency is committed to a community-wide approach on serious issues such as underage and binge drinking, police said.
Police remind residents that underage drinking is a serious offense with strong consequences. It is a Class 1 misdemeanor for anyone under 21 to buy, consume, or possess any alcoholic beverage. Penalties include fines, loss of driver’s license, jail time, and possible expulsion from school.
“Parents Who Host Lose the Most” is another county-sponsored program that targets information to parents as they plan and host their children’s parties. May is declared “Parents Who Host Lose the Most Month” and there are numerous ongoing efforts underway.
Parents can be prosecuted for hosting underage drinking parties. The initiative encourages parents to ensure social events are alcohol free and chaperoned, refuse to supply alcohol to those under age 21, and to make sure alcohol is not brought into the home or on the property.
To report underage drinking parties to police, call 703-691-2131.