The Polk County Sheriff's Office Bureau of Special Investigations Vice Unit, Tactical Drug Unit, Auto Theft Task Force Patrol Unit, along with the Department of Alcohol, Beverage and Tobacco arrested and charged 18 individuals Saturday, April 8, 2000 with possession of an alcoholic beverage by a person under 21 years of age and 1 individual with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
The joint undercover operation targeting underage drinking was in response to complaints to the Sheriff's Office about underage drinking at Bubba's Mud Ranch located at 1085 Highway 92 West in Auburndale. Charles Parsons, DOB 05/22/56, of 2528 McCranie Place in Lakeland, manager of Bubba's Mud Ranch, was arrested and charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
The following were arrested and charged with possession of an alcoholic beverage by person under 21:
Four juveniles were also arrested and charged during the operation. The Polk County Sheriff's Office will continue to investigate and enforce underage drinking in the county.
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