Black Friday party in Alliance gets raided, drugs seized

ALLIANCE, Ohio - A police raid at a party in Alliance on Friday led to the seizure of drugs and several underage drinking-related arrests, according to Alliance police.

A flyer for the party, called Black Friday Bash, invited attendees to "come party with us."

A search warrant was served at a public dance hall where the party was held and where liquor was supplied illegally.

Several underage persons were arrested for consuming alcohol and cocaine and marijuana were seized.

Dartez Colbert, Marquez McLendon, and Zavaughn J.D. Lilly, promoters for the party, were arrested for knowingly allowing underage people inside the venue while they had or consumed alcohol. 

Ernest Williams, another promoter of the party and the owner of the dance hall, was also arrested for allowing underage people inside the party while they had or consumed alcohol. He was also arrested for not having the correct permits to sell alcohol. He is also at fault for not having a permit for holding a public dance within the limits of the city. Williams also failed to close the hall on or before the required time of midnight.

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