LEWISTON – Healthy Androscoggin, Project Unite! members, Auburn, Lewiston and Lisbon police departments, Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Department and Maine State Police would like to hear from anyone who knows of an underage drinking party in their neighborhood, suspicion of drug-related activities or someone over 21 furnishing alcohol to youth in Androscoggin County.

“Many times parents and youth hear or see illegal activities, but are not sure how to respond. They don’t want to be the rat’ and they may be afraid of retaliation. They need to be empowered to make the phone call.

“By making the phone call, concerned parents and youth will help to reduce the presence of illegal substance use in our community,” said Captain Ray Lafrance of the Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Department.

“The silence isn’t worth the harm it will cause to a young person,” said Scott Gosselin of the Maine State Police. ” Law enforcement needs your help to deter these harmful and illegal activities that can have detrimental consequences and prevent our youth in reaching their full potential.”

Cut-out and use the non-emergency numbers below to report illegal activities. Post the numbers on the refrigerator. For emergencies, call 911 for police, fire and rescue.

Auburn police: call 784-7332 or e-mail [email protected]

Lewiston police: call 784-6421 for any crime that is in progress or may be occurring within a day or so.

Anonymous Tip Web site: To remain anonymous, go to www.lewistonpd.org, then click onto the silent witness tab. The site is not monitored on a daily basis.

Lisbon police: call 353-3000, ext. 120.

Androscoggin County: call 784-7361 for the towns of Durham, Turner, Greene, Leeds, Minot, Wales, Livermore, Poland, Sabattus and Mechanic Falls

Anonymous Tip Line: call 784-7361, ext. 6. Androscoggin County. The line is checked on a daily basis.

Maine State Police: call 657-3030 for the towns of Durham, Turner, Greene, Leeds, Minot, Wales, Livermore, Poland, Sabattus and Mechanic Falls.

Project Unite! is a grassroots initiative to reduce substance use and abuse by strengthening policy, enforcement and community norms to send a message that underage drinking and drugs hurt kids and community. It is a OneME Project and Drug Free Communities Support Program.

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