A Pheasant Run mother has found herself in trouble with the law after a concerned citizen reporting that “she appeared to be under the influence of something” led officers to discover not only marijuana, but an active warrant for her arrest.
A state Department of Children and Families worker contacted police Friday afternoon after going to the home of Nicki Chadbourne, 26, to investigate the complaint.
Sgt. Lowell DePalma said Monday that the worker expressed concerns that Chadbourne may have been under the influence of something and appeared “that it left her unable to care for her 4-year-old daughter.” The complaint stemmed from an incident earlier in the day, which happened around 1 p.m. in the Unionville section of Farmington, police said.
Chadbourne, of 25 Pheasant Run, was taken into custody shortly following the call after police discovered 7.5 grams of marijuana in a plastic container. Authorities took custody of Chadbourne’s daughter, who was later returned to a family member.
DCF staff did not return a phone call seeking comment late Monday.
While investigating the incident, police discovered that she was wanted in connection with a shoplifting incident earlier this year at the along West Street. Police said she was caught on surveillance camera taking 14 pieces of jewelry from the store, most which were earrings.
Chadbourne was booked on charges of possession of less than four ounces of marijuana and sixth-degree larceny. She was released after posting a $500 bond and will be arraigned in Bristol Superior Court on Dec. 2, court officials said.