Two teens charged after Berwick police find drugs, alcohol in vehicle

Posted June 13, 2012, at 5:38 a.m.
Last modified June 13, 2012, at 3:36 p.m.

BERWICK, Maine — Several teenagers were arrested Friday night after their vehicle was stopped by police as part of an underage drinking party patrol sting.

Around 9:30 p.m. Berwick police pulled over a vehicle on Sawtell Road that contained six minors, including a 16-year-old female driver, a 16-year-old female passenger and four 18- and 19-year-old men in the back seat of the vehicle.

Two of those men, 18-year-old Alex Jacobs of Rochester and 19-year-old Tyler Coull, both of Berwick, were arrested and charged.

Jacobs was charged with furnishing liquor to a minor and obstructing government administration, both misdemeanors.

Coull was charged with unlawful possession of synthetic hallucinogenics — bath salts — and sale or use of drug paraphernalia, both misdemeanor crimes.

Police reportedly recovered bath salts, a bag of marijuana, three different marijuana pipes and open containers of beer in the vehicle.

The driver and passenger also faced charges stemming from possession of alcohol and operating a vehicle with an open container.

According to Detective Bill Russell, the vehicle was traveling on a road marked “no trespassing” and had just emerged from a “pit party” where police say underage drinking and illicit drug use is commonplace. Police were specifically patrolling the area looking for underage drinking and pit parties when they pulled over the vehicle.

Jacobs and Coull will both appear at York District Court in Springvale on at 1 p.m. Aug. 14 Both were arrested and released on their own personal recognizance.

© 2012 the Foster’s Daily Democrat (Dover, N.H.)

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