An East Sandwich man has been charged with buying alcohol for minors after a neighbor reported possible drug activity at the neighborhood on Sunday, September 15.
Police were called to Woodridge Road at 3:33 PM when the neighbor contacted police. The neighbor said that they were new to the area, but had noticed multiple vehicles meeting in the area and took pictures that showed possible drug transaction activity.
Police recognized one of the subjects of the pictures as Matthew J. Butchard, 25, of Woodridge Road.
The police report states that police went to his home and spoke to his mother who said that she “doesn’t know what to do with him” and that she has asked him to stop selling drugs but that he has not stopped. She told police that he left home in his car a short time ago.
Police found a car parked in the roadway near the home and identified Mr. Butchard as a passenger in the vehicle. The other two people in the car were identified as a 19-year-old Cotuit man and a 17-year-old Falmouth girl.
Inside the car, police reported seeing an 18-pack of Twisted Tea bottles and two large bottles of liquor. The report states that the teenagers told police that Mr. Butchard had bought them the alcohol with money they had given him.
Mr. Butchard was asked to leave the vehicle and while police were talking to the teenagers, he kept trying to walk away from them, the report states. When an officer took his arm to handcuff him, he reportedly attempted to break out of the grip.
He was arrested and charged with delivering alcohol to a person under 21 years old and resisting arrest.
The teenagers will be summoned to court on a charge each of being under 21 in possession of liquor.