In a developing story, Adams Police arrested a registered sex offender and charged the unidentified man with “hosting/procuring and furnishing alcohol/drugs to minors.”  Although the press release below posted on the Adams Police Department Facebook page is dated May 15, the alleged events happened yesterday (Wednesday the 13th) with the release posted today May 14th.

Adams Police Department

Type: GENERAL INFORMATION
Subject: Underage Drinking Party - Leads to Charges of Adult Male Registered Sex Offender
Date: May 15, 2020

Yesterday evening patrol officers charged an adult male party who is a registered sex offender in the Town of Adams for hosting / procuring and furnishing alcohol / drugs to minors during a “party” at the adult male’s apartment.

Yesterday 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. A discussion with this male determined he was a juvenile and was heavily intoxicated and under the influence of other recreational street drugs. Adams EMS responded to the scene and transported the juvenile to BMC as he was in and out of consciousness.

It was then determined that another juvenile male who had just made it back to their house was also exhibiting the same signs and symptoms of alcohol and drug impairment and was transported to the hospital by Adams EMS.

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. Arrival at the apartment complex determined approximately 10+ more juveniles as young as 13 years old under the influence of alcohol and other street drugs at this apartment. Adams EMS was called to the scene to conduct evaluations of all juvenile individuals. Parents arrived on scene to take custody of the juveniles and some juveniles were furthermore transported to BMC for evaluation.

This was quick work by patrol officers that ensured the greater safety of the children within our community. This type of behavior will not be tolerated in the Town of Adams that puts the lives and safety of our children at risk.

The adult male involved in this event will appear in Northern Berkshire District Court to answer to the charges regarding this incident and may also face additional charges as the investigation continues.

- Adams Police Department