Thea Digiammerino

Social Worker Accused of Giving Marijuana, Vape Pods to Juvenile

A New Canaan social worker is accused of selling marijuana and vape pods to a child under her care.

Police said the investigation began in March 2019. According to police, 32-year-old Kelly Howard was treating the child at home and providing the child with the drugs.

Investigators also said Howard failed to report potential neglect and/or abuse.

Howard was charged with failure of a mandated reporter to report abuse, sale of a controlled substance, and illegal sale of tobacco to a minor.

She was released on a $100,000 bond and is due in court on May 21.

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