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56 Colby College Students Face Alcohol Charges After Wild Party

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In what must be some kind of record -- though not one to be proud of -- 56 Colby College students were summoned on alcohol charges after an off-campus apartment party Saturday.

The Kennebec Journal has more grimy details (steel your stomach!):

The summonses were issued after an officer stopped a car on Gilman Street around 8 p.m. Saturday and the driver identified herself as a Colby student, according to [police Chief Joseph] Massey. The officer smelled alcohol on her and asked where she got it; she said she had been at the Winter Street party, Massey said. She was summoned for illegal possession of alcohol by a minor, he said.


"In one room they found about 18 kids and in that room was a wastebasket that they said had about a foot of vomit in it. I guess you drink till you vomit," Massey said.

Police confiscated a keg of beer and some 30-packs of beer and summoned all of the students for illegal possession of liquor by a minor, he said.

According to the Portland Press Herald, the three students who rented the apartment, Christopher Boghossian, 21; Taggert Martin, 20; and Mads Ydemark, 22, were arrested. All three were charged with providing a place for minors to consume alcohol.

Colby's Vice President, Sally Baker, said all the students would be subject to discipline.


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