Deputies from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office issued a litany of underage drinking charges after locating what appeared to be a birthday party on Main Street in Whitefield Saturday night, while also arresting a 50-year-old man who allegedly allowed minors to drink in his home.

The man, 50-year-old Sean Pignatello of Whitefield, was arrested Saturday night on a charge of furnishing a place for minors to consume alcohol, according to a Monday news release from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.

Pignatello was taken to Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset after his arrest and later released with a court date of Oct. 27 in Lincoln County Unified Court, police said.

Also at the party, five adults between the ages of 18 and 20 were each issued a summons for a charge of liquor possession, while 11 minors were each issued a summons on the same charge, according to the news release.

The 18 minors, who were between the ages of 14 and 17, were each released into the custody of their parents and will be referred to a local juvenile community corrections officer for review, the release stated.

The five adults charged with possession of liquor were 19-year-old Jarod Dye of Hallowell, 19-year-old Kevin Stebbins of Gardiner, 18-year-old Jakob Church of China, 19-year-old Avery Murphy-Anderson of Brunswick and 20-year-old Devon Klockow of Brunswick.

Another person at the party, 18-year-old Zachary Glidden of Whitefield, was issued a summons on a charge of possessing a usable amount of marijuana.

The six adults charged with possession of liquor or marijuana also have initial court appearances scheduled for Oct. 27, police said.

Deputies continue to investigate the party, which was initially discovered at 9:20 p.m. Saturday night. Once the investigation is complete, it will be forwarded to the Wiscasset District Attorney’s Office for review, police said. Additional charges are possible.


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