Underage drinking party at Wallagrass gravel pit leads to charges against 18 minors

Posted July 20, 2014, at 8:54 a.m.

WALLAGRASS, Maine — A drinking party at a local gravel pit led to charges being filed against 18 minors, according to a release from the Maine Department of Public Safety.

Maine State Troopers and Game Wardens responded on Saturday to a wooded area in Wallagrass for a report of a party involving minors. After searching the area, the troopers and wardens located the party in a gravel pit and found several minors that had been consuming alcohol. Eighteen minors were charged with possession of alcohol by consumption and one minor was charged with a zero tolerance driving violation. The parents of the minors were called and notified of the incident.

The investigation into the incident continues and anyone with information can contact the Maine State Police. Anonymous tips of underage drinking events such as this can be made by calling the state police barracks in Houlton at 532-5400 or the local police department.