And that doesn't mean "fine".
At Thursday's court in Woodstock, there were several cases involving under-age possession of alcohol and one case of furnishing alcohol to a minor.
One 20-year-old girl was charged with being in possession of alcohol in Emricson Park: $500 fine plus $50 court costs.
Another girl, in Raintree Park: $500 + court costs.
A 19-year-old boy: $500 + court costs.
A 16-year-old boy with alcohol on his breath in the downtown area: $500 + court costs.
An 18-year-old boy who provided alcohol to another minor: $600 + court costs.
And then there was the 19-year-old who didn't show up for court: $600 + court costs.
If you are a minor in Woodstock, you do not want to get charged with under-age possession of alcohol.
Now, here's the question-of-the-day? Possession of alcohol by a teenager is bad news and ought to carry a stiff penalty (but is $500 too stiff?).
But why does a drug charge against a very young teenager and on school property carry only a $100 fine???
Paul Scharff on Wise Guy Talk Radio with Host Ricky Guns
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