Mother accused of bringing pot pipe to 14-year-old son


BENNINGTON — A Danby woman is accused of delivering a marijuana pipe to her 14-year-old son after school officials read a Facebook conversation between them.

Shanna LaFlamme, 35, pleaded not guilty Monday in Vermont Superior Court to a felony count of drug delivery to a minor, and a misdemeanor charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. She was released under the condition that she not have harassing contact with her son.

According to an affidavit by Manchester Police Officer Abigail Zimmerman, on Feb. 3 she responded to the Manchester Elementary Middle School to pick up a marijuana pipe that a student had been found to be in possession of. When she arrived, she learned of a Facebook conversation that occurred between the student and his mother the night before, in which he asks her to bring a marijuana pipe to him, to which she agrees.

School administrators learned of the conversation while servicing a laptop the child was issued through the school.

Police said one of the child's guardians was summoned to pick him up. The guardian appeared more upset over the Facebook conversation having been viewed than the discovery of the pipe.

Police said a box cutter was also found in one of the child's shoes that he kept in a locker at the school.

On March 2, police spoke to LaFlamme at her Danby home. She declined to give a statement.

— Contact Keith Whitcomb Jr. at 802-447-7567 Ext. 115


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