A Plantsville woman is facing charges of buying alcohol for minors after an investigation revealed the woman, who was employed by the state Department of Children and Families, at the time had purchased the alcohol for two underage teenagers earlier this year.
Officers took Megan M. Blanchette, 28, into custody on charges of risk of injury to a minor, two counts of illegal delivery of liquor to a minor and two counts of permitting a minor to possess alcohol. She was released after posting a $1,500 court set bond and is due in Bristol Superior Court on Oct. 15 for arraignment, according to Southington Police Department records.
Police said Blanchette, of 500 Prospect St. in Southington, turned herself in after learning there was a warrant for her arrest.
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According to a police incident report, the state Department of Children and Families initiated an investigation in July after learning Blanchette allegedly provided alcohols for two teenagers in the community. The incident was not related to her work, police said.
After investigating the complaint, Southington Police Sgt. Jeffrey Dobratz said detectives were notified by DCF that they had evidence allegedly tying Blanchette to the claim. Police took over the investigation in mid-September and were able to obtain a warrant.
Further details of the case, including how she knew the teenagers, was not immediately available.
Blanchette was an employee of DCF at the time of the incident, Dobratz said Thursday. She worked at the Wilfred home, a safe house for teenagers, but the case was not related to the home, police said.
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