Scarborough state senator’s son charged with possession of methamphetamine

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SCARBOROUGH — The son of state Sen. Amy Volk, R-Scarborough, was arrested early Sunday morning for allegedly operating under the influence and possessing methamphetamine.

Police said Dylan S. Volk, 25, of Elbridge Oliver Way, was arrested at 12:13 a.m. on Old Blue Point Road after someone called the Scarborough Police Department to report a car had swerved off the road.

When officers arrived, Volk was still in the driver’s seat with the car running, Scarborough Sgt. Rick Rouse said Monday morning.

According to Rouse, officers conducted a sobriety test to determine if Volk was under the influence after they smelled alcohol on his breath.

Officers also discovered what looked like “small rocks” in a headphone case with a straw inside Volk’s car, Rouse said. A lab test later determined that the substance was methamphetamine.

Volk was taken to the Cumberland County Jail. He was bailed out Sunday afternoon around 4 p.m., according to jail officials.

Sen. Volk addressed the incident in a Facebook post Monday evening.

“We love our son deeply and respect that he is taking responsibility and seeking treatment,” she said. “So many families have been impacted by the drug epidemic in our communities, and no one is immune. Unfortunately the ongoing drug crisis has touched nearly everyone’s life in one way or another.”

She requested that the public “please respect the privacy of our family during this extremely difficult time.”

Volk was re-elected to a second term in November in Senate District 30. She previously served two terms in the House.

Dylan Volk has been diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, and Volk, her husband Derek, and Dylan have all spoken openly about his efforts to cope with the developmental disorder that generally affects one’s ability to effectively socialize and communicate. In May, Dylan spoke about his experience at the Southern Maine Autism Conference.

Volk was previously arrested in May of 2012 on a charge of aggravated criminal mischief.

Alex Acquisto can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 106 or Follow Alex on Twitter: @AcquistoA.

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South Portland and Scarborough reporter for The Forecaster. Graduate of Western Kentucky University and the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies. Alex can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 106.