ADAMS, Mass. — Police have charged a registered sex offender with supplying drugs and alcohol to underage individuals as young as 13.
According to a press release on the Adams Police Department's Facebook page, officers the incident occurred Wednesday and the arrest made at the man's Park Street apartment, where he was hosting a party.
"[Wednesday] evening, patrol officers who were in the station observed a male party later determined to be a juvenile male stumbling down the middle of School Street in front of the police department," the post read. "A discussion with this male determined he was a juvenile and was heavily intoxicated and under the influence of other recreational street drugs."
Emergency medical services was called and the boy was taken to Berkshire Medical Center. Police said the boy was in and out of consciousness.
Officers found another impaired boy who had returned home. He, too, was taken to BMC.
"At this time, patrol officers, based on information provided during the investigation, had determined that there may be many other juveniles also in medical or physical danger. Based on the investigation conducted, the target location was determined to be an apartment on Park Street."
Officers said they discovered more than 10 individuals as young as 13 years old at the apartment who were under the influence of alcohol and drugs. They also discovered that the apartment's occupant was a registered sex offender.
Adams Ambulance Service was again called to the scene to conduct evaluations.
Parents were called to pick up their kids and more teens were transported to BMC for evaluation.
The man, whose name has not been released, will appear in Northern Berkshire District Court and may face additional charges as the investigation continues.
"This was quick work by patrol officers that ensured the greater safety of the children within our community," the post reads. "This type of behavior will not be tolerated in the Town of Adams that puts the lives and safety of our children at risk."
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