Lt. Bill Lewis of the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department responded to a call in
Lt. Bill Lewis of the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department responded to a call in Damariscotta about cars parked on a public street, and used the state's new anti-juvenile smoking law to justify a search of a vehicle. Regina Davey, the mother of the youth who was searched, filed a complaint with the Maine Civil Liberties Union (MCLU). Sally Sutton of the MCLU said a car search should not be justified based on a charge of a minor civil violation. Attorney Tom Barry of Boothbay Harbor said the incident signals that police officers are bringing tobacco on par with marijuana in terms of how the law is enforced. Details.
Search and seizure
Halper, Evan, "Lt. Bill Lewis of the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department responded to a call in" (1996). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 1712.
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