An Aug. 31 party at a Wild Timber Road residence led to the arrest of a 44-year-old Buford woman on a charge of maintaining a disorderly house.
Gwinnett County Police were called to the residence after a neighbor reported a large party involving underage drinking was taking place at the home.
When the first officer arrived at the scene, several juvenile suspects reportedly ran inside the home, locked the door and turned out the lights. After several unsuccessful attempts to get someone to open the door, the officers left the scene.
Later that night, one of the officers returned to the neighborhood to check the house. The officer found two individuals outside the home who advised they were leaving the party because they “Didn’t like what they saw.” Both individuals told the officer the “mom” had let them in the house and warned them that the police had already been out once. The woman, later identified as Etnel Meyer, then reportedly took the two to a basement door, punched numbers into an electronic keypad lock and let them inside. When asked what the keypad lock was for, Meyer allegedly replied, “It is for the cops.” The two individuals told the officer they saw 10 to 12 people in the basement with alcohol, marijuana and other drugs. They further advised that they decided to leave because “there were no girls.”
The officer once again tried to get someone to come to the door of the home. After 10 minutes of ringing the doorbell, the officer decided to pursue a warrant against Meyer.
Upon checking police call records, the officer found 23 incidents in which police had been dispatched to the home and three others nearby that usually referenced a party taking place at Meyer’s home. All of the calls had been logged between Jan. 1, 2011 and Aug. 31, 2012. The officer presented the information to a magistrate on Sept. 1 and was able to obtain a warrant against Meyer for maintaining a disorderly house. The warrant was served the following day. Meyer was transported to the Gwinnett County Jail and released later that day on a $1,300 bond.
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