• Mother accused of smoking pot with teen
    August 27,2013
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    BENNINGTON — A North Bennington mother is facing criminal charges after police said they believed she was smoking marijuana with her 15-year-old son.

    Abigail L. Drown, 35, of North Bennington, pleaded innocent in Bennington criminal court to two misdemeanor counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

    In an affidavit, Officer William DiNunzio, of the Bennington Police Department, said Leon Hamilton, Drown's ex-husband and father of her three sons, made a report to police July 2.

    Hamilton said he was “concerned with the pot smoking and drinking going on when the sons go to visit.”

    Two sons, who were 18 and 15 at the time, live with Hamilton and a third son, who is 12, lives with Drown.

    In a written statement, the 15-year-old said he had smoked marijuana and drank alcohol with his mother at the house when he
    visited but said “weed was the most drug use in the house.”

    According to DiNunzio, the Vermont Department of Children and Families was already investigating the allegations when he called them to make a report.
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