Nearly two dozen boys scattered but they left behind bongs, scales, grinders and weed on the ground when police did a routine check of the former dump property in Bridgewater Thursday morning.
Seven youths were detained, searched and questioned at the St. Phillips Street site, but no narcotics were found. Police also examined six vehicles. Drugs and drug-related items were found lying around the ground, Bridgewater's acting police chief Scott Feener told LighthouseNOW.
Feener said about 20 youths "fled on foot" when uniformed police patrolled the area at about 9 a.m. He said 11 have been identified as of Friday morning.
Law enforcement wants to know who the rest are before considering charges in the matter.
The former dump site, on Bridgewater's west side, is "frequently" checked by police, Feener added.