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Police Use Social Media To Try And Stop Party

Marion County Sheriff's Department

The Marion County Sheriff's Department tapped into social media to extinguish a party before it started. Early Friday, the sheriff's office says it began receiving tips from community partners about a large party set to take place somewhere in Marion County. Police say the party was organized via Twitter using the trend #Project NAT. The Sheriff's office tried to prevent the party from happening by broadcasting information and contacting the organizer. Around 9:30 PM, police located the party near Packsaddle Park with a stage, bonfire, and alcoholic beverages. Organizer 19-year-old Nathaniel Grey was arrested and charged with furnishing alcohol to a minor, and providing a place for minors to consume alcohol among other charges. The Marion County Sheriff's Department says in a press release they were able to be pro-active in containing the gathering because of public interaction and the use of social media.

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