The Odessa Police Department wants everyone to have a safe graduation weekend. Law enforcement will be on the lookout for underage drinking parties and drug use. The operation will be held May 25th through May 28th.
If you have any information, tips can be anonymously sent to Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS or the P3Tips App for a CASH REWARD.
We also want to remind everyone of Social Host Accountability Laws:
(1) No person shall host, permit, or suffer a gathering involving underage drinking at a location under his or her control, including but not limited to the person's residence, other private property, place, premises, or public space.
(2) A person also commits a violation under this section if that person is the person who paid for the rental of any premises, to include, but not limited to, the following premises, and underage drinking takes place on that premises:
(A) A hotel or motel room;
(B) An assembly hall or meeting room; or
(C) A common room of a dwelling unit used for a party.
This law also extends to underage drinking in party buses.