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Calais Police Bust Underage Drinkers - Dec. 31, 2012

CALAIS, Maine -- (WQDY) - Twelve people received summonses early Sunday after an altercation led police to an underage drinking party.

Sgt. Chris Donahue said police were dispatched to a report of an altercation or a fight going on in the motor inn parking lot at about midnight Sunday.

"Once they were there and investigating, it came to the attention of the officers of some type of party that may have been going on inside one of the rooms. There was alcohol involved," Donahue said.

Two 21-year-old men from Calais were involved. One was summoned for furnishing a place for minors to consume alcohol and the other summoned for refusing to submit to arrest detention.  

Nine others, males and females, ranging in ages of 18-20 from Calais, Baileyville, Robbinston and Union City, California were issued summonses for illegal possession of alcohol by a minor in connection with that incident.

Calais police have a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to underage drinking.

"We take any underage drinking party or complaint of minors under the age of 21 drinking alcohol very seriously and it will be handled as such," Donahue said.

In a separate incident on Christmas Eve, summoned a 24-year-old Sussex, N.B., man for possession of a usable amount of marijuana.

All have a March 5 court date in Calais District Court.