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Ringling Men Charged After Teen Girl's Overdose

JEFFERSON CO., Okla_ A party called "Project Mud Creek" ended in disaster for a young teenager and those who allegedly provided the alcohol.

The party happened a little over a week ago on July 6th, just outside the town of Ringling. A 15-year-old girl was taken to the hospital after overdosing on some type of drug combined with excessive alcohol. Now, the state has filed felony charges against 19-year-old Ashton Phillip Wade and 23-year-old Sonny Stewart of Ringling, for providing alcohol to minors.

About 200 people attended the party, with the youngest person being possibly just 12 years old. Thanks to social media, the party went viral and got out of hand and dangerous very quickly.

It's a quiet, open field again, but just over a week ago, it was filled with a makeshift stage, live band, old cars with trunks full of alcohol and at least 200 people. Jefferson County Assistant District Attorney Carrie Hixon calls the party irresponsible and upsetting.

"It's tragic that people were so irresponsible that they created this party and allowed minors to come in and drink," Hixon said.

The party area is hard to find. So, law enforcement was called only after an ambulance had to be dispatched. A 15-year-old girl overdosed on what may have been marijuana or bath salts and excessive alcohol. The young woman was not even the youngest there.

"There were reports that a child as young as 12 and adults as old at 40 that attended the party," Hixon said.

The party had been in the works for two months and went viral thanks to social media. People came from both near and far.

"People from out of state appeared at the party from Texas," Hixon said. "I was told someone as far as Michigan came to this party, but most of them were local to the Ringling area."

Reports indicate that party goers could buy a wristband for $10 in advance. If they showed up at the party with the wristband that ready "Project Mud Creek", then they would be provided with as much alcohol as they wanted: beer, jello shots and cowboy kool-aid.

Wade, one of the men charged Tuesday, is only 19 years old. He allegedly provided the place for the party. Stewart, who is 23, supposedly provided the alcohol. Hixon isn't sure Stewart was the only one, though. They are looking into filing charges on others.

"Situations like this can turn dangerous very quickly," Hixon said. "We don't take the situation lightly."

The only good news to come out of the situation: no one was badly hurt. The 15-year-old girl was treated and released. She's expected to be just fine.

No arrests have been made at this time, but Hixon hopes to have warrants for both men's arrests in the near future.

 

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