A Raynham man and four Sandwich teenagers are facing alcohol-related charges after the man allegedly purchased alcohol for the teens on Saturday, July 6.
An off-duty police officer contacted the station at 7:29 PM to report that he saw a man walking out of Meetinghouse Liquors and then handing a paper bag to a group of people who appeared to be underage.
When police arrived, they saw a Ford Explorer parked next to a Nissan. All four of the occupants of the Ford were identified as teenagers from Sandwich and police advised them to contact their parents.
A cursory search of the Ford did not turn up the brown paper bag.
The driver of the Nissan was identified as a 32-year-old man from Raynham and the bag, containing Mike’s Hard Lemonade, was found in his vehicle. He told police that he was only trying to help the teenagers and did not want them to get in trouble and said that they were “good kids” who worked at Stop & Shop.
The teens were picked up by their parents and the alcohol was seized.
As a result of the incident, the Raynham man will be summoned to court on a charge of selling or delivering alcohol to a person under 21. An 18-year-old Sandwich man, a 19-year-old Sandwich man, and two 16-year-old Sandwich boys will be summoned on a charge of underage possession of alcohol.