FRIENDSHIP, Maine — Three people were arrested early Saturday after police and drug agents broke up a party in Friendship involving drugs, alcohol and underage partygoers.
Acting on information of a potential bail violation, deputies from the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, agents from the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, and officers from Waldoboro and Thomaston police departments responded to a residence on Back River Road in Friendship and found a large party, according to a news release from the Knox County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies found approximately 25 people, ranging in ages from 17 to 30 years old. Several people attempted to hide themselves and various contraband items. Several people were uncooperative and provided officers with false names and dates of birth, making it more difficult initially to control the situation, the sheriff’s office reported.
But as deputies gained control of the situation, they were able to identify those in attendance, the sheriff’s office reported.
The sheriff’s office reported that Reginald Perreault, 30, of Warren was arrested for unlawful trafficking in drugs. Matthew Christ, 23, of Bristol was arrested for a probation violation.
Kevin Weeks, 29, of Friendship was arrested for a violation of conditional release and a probation violation. Weeks was later issued a summons for providing a place for minors to consume liquor and providing liquor to minors.
The incident is still under investigation and additional charges may result.