The other teen, Cameron Beaulieu, 17, of 142 Crow Lane, chose to enter Essex County District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett’s youthful diversion program. The program gives first-time nonviolent offenders between 17 and 21 years of age the opportunity to receive services in lieu of being prosecuted through the traditional court process. If Beaulieu completes the program, Blodgett’s office will dismiss the charge against him and he will not have a court record. If he doesn’t successfully complete the program or voluntarily withdraws from the program, the case will go forward in court for prosecution, according to the Essex County District Attorney’s office.
According to Newburyport police Sgt. Stephen Chaisson’s report, Beaulieu was suspected of pouring vodka into bottles of spring water and selling them to students. The vodka was purchased by Beaulieu’s father, Ernest Beaulieu, at a Seabrook liquor store. The father then gave it to his son. As a result, Ernest Beaulieu was also investigated by police.
On a late December evening, Chaisson noticed the younger Beaulieu leaving his Crow Lane residence and entering a car driven by Gallagher. Chaisson watched them for about 10 minutes before walking over to the parked car. Beaulieu was spotted with a marijuana pipe on his lap and a bottle of spring water by his side. A search of Gallagher resulted in the seizure of a glass pipe and a lighter. Both teens were charged with alcohol-related offenses and a civil marijuana violation, according to Chaisson’s report.