A 33-year-old woman from Farmington was arrested Saturday after she smoked crack outside a vehicle and opened a container of alcohol inside the vehicle with a 3-year-old in the car.

Witness Saw Woman Smoking Pipe Outside with Child in the Car

A witness at the Dollar Store General parking lot in Wilton told police she saw Michelle Belanger smoking a pipe outside her vehicle while a 3-year-old child was in the backseat, according to the Sun Journal.

Police responded to the location near Route 2 and saw Belanger touch the pipe. When they approached her, she attempted to block the view inside the vehicle.

Crack, Pipe and Alcohol Found after Search

Police conducted a probable cause search and found bags of crack cocaine, a pipe and alcohol. Officers said she also smelled like alcohol.

The 3-year-old was held by police and released into the custody of a relative.

Charges, Fines and Jail Time

Belanger is charged with Unlawful Possession of Drugs, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, and Refusing to Submit to Arrest or Detention. She faces multiple fines and jail time if found guilty.

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