POLICE BEAT

Hallucinating teen darts in front of cars in Ellsworth

Posted Dec. 27, 2011, at 5:25 p.m.

ELLSWORTH, Maine — Two Hancock County residents are facing drug charges stemming from an incident Monday during which Ellsworth police said a teenager intentionally ran in front of and slammed into several cars while hallucinating on mushrooms.

Police were called to State Street in downtown Ellsworth just after 8 a.m. Monday after receiving reports that a 16-year-old male was attempting suicide by running into moving vehicles. Several bystanders managed to subdue the juvenile — who was not identified because of his age — until police arrived.

He was taken to Maine Coast Memorial Hospital where it was determined that he was under the influence of hallucinogenic mushrooms, according to information provided by the Ellsworth Police Department.

A 15-year-old girl who was with the boy also was taken to the hospital because she had been drinking. The unnamed girl later was summoned for underage possession of alcohol and was released to her parents, police said.

The incident resulted in summonses being issued to two adults.

Sean Arey, 21, of Lamoine reportedly was found with 42 grams of hallucinogenic mushrooms and as a result is facing charges of aggravated furnishing of Schedule X drugs. Arey was taken to the Hancock County Jail without incident, according to the Ellsworth Police Department.

Katelyn Hodgkins, 19, of Ellsworth was summoned for possession of a usable amount of marijuana, sale and use of drug paraphernalia and underage possession of alcohol.

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