Minors with alcohol, pot found at party hosted by JCPS teacher
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Jefferson County Public Schools teacher has been charged with multiple counts of unlawful transaction with a minor after police found juveniles attending a party at her home where alcohol was being served and marijuana was being used.
Lindsey Evonne Lewis, 36, of Mount Washington, was arrested around 2:40 a.m. January 1.
Mount Washington police were called to the 300 block of Boaz Lane just before 1 a.m. by a neighbor who reported their property had been damaged by teenagers driving too and from a party next door. Arriving officers said as many as 40 people inside the house and a number of juveniles were attempting to leave. Lewis told officers she was the adult in charge at the home.
An arrest report for Lewis says 14 of the approximately 40 people in the house were juveniles. Officers reported seeing numerous bottles of alcohol and said there was a strong smell of marijuana. Several of them admitted to drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana.
Police said Lewis, who appeared to be impaired, knowingly hosted a party where juveniles were using marijuana and alcohol.
Renee Murphy, a JCPS spokesperson, confirms that Lewis is a teacher at Phoenix School of Discovery and has been with the district since 2016. Lewis is listed on the contact page for the school as an Exceptional Child Educator.
As of Wednesday morning, Murphy said JCPS had just learned of the arrest and they are taking the appropriate steps.
A second person, Tristan Cornett, 18, was also arrested at the party. According to his arrest citation, Cornett allegedly had marijuana and methamphetamine in his bag.
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