Tenn. homecoming queen, mom arrested after party

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By Dessislava Yankova / Tennessean 

A Hendersonville mother and daughter were arrested June 6 after a party at their home that involved underage drinking.

Sara Lamb, 18, was arrested and charged with underage consumption after police were called to a party at her mother's house, according to the arrest affidavit. Lamb, who graduated high school in May, was 2012-13 Hendersonville High School homecoming queen.

Police responded to reports of a party on the 100 block of Wickham Court June 6 involving underage drinking. Officers found Sara Lamb on the back deck of the house holding what appeared to be an open bottle of beer. When asked her age by police, she admitted she was only 18. She said she drank "four or five beers," according to the police report.

Lamb's mother, Laleh Lamb, 46, was not home when police arrived but returned while officers were there and said she had left the home to attend to her ill mother. She said Monday police would not let her into her house, so she denied them entry.

The affidavit said officers asked to enter the home to check for other underage drinkers after Sara Lamb was arrested for underage consumption. When Laleh Lamb refused, officers acquired a search warrant to enter the home and, after further investigation, charges were filed against both mother and daughter.

Police did not allow Lamb in the house to prevent her from tampering with evidence, and by refusing the officers entry, Lamb aided in the concealment of underage consumption, the affidavit said.

"I feel my civil rights were violated," Laleh Lamb said in a phone interview, adding that she has hired an attorney and did not know her daughter was drinking when she arrived back at the house. "I will fight this."

Laleh Lamb was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and child neglect. The child neglect charged stemmed from the fact that her 9-year-old son was home when she left him in the care of her 18-year-old daughter who was then arrested for underage drinking. She was released from the Sumner County Jail the same day.

Sara and Laleh Lamb are scheduled to appear in Sumner County General Sessions Court July 22.

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