April 23, 2018
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Three MMA students face alcohol charges

By Bill Trotter, BDN Staff

CASTINE, Maine — Three Maine Maritime Academy students are facing alcohol-related charges after police conducted an underage drinking detail at the school this past week.

According to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department, the Hancock County Alcohol Enforcement Team was at the school checking on possible alcohol-related offenses on Wednesday, April 4, and Thursday, April 5.

One student, Matthew Methot, 22, of Portland, was arrested April 5 on a charge of violating conditions of release after police determined he had been consuming alcohol, the sheriff’s department indicated in a report summary.

Police indicated Methot had been prohibited from possessing or consuming alcohol after an incident that occurred on Dec. 9 of last year. In that incident, Methot was arrested on a charge of criminal trespassing after he got drunk and entered the wrong house in Castine, thinking it was his, police indicated.

Also on April 5, police arrested Jacob Wiser, 18, of Hampton Falls, N.H., on charges of furnishing liquor to a minor, illegal transportation of liquor by a minor and possession of false identification, according to the sheriff’s department. On April 4, police charged MMA student Ned Kaiser, 19, of Mattapoisett, Mass. with illegal transportation of liquor by a minor and possession of a false identification card.

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