SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT - On December 5, the Vermont State Police began a collaborative investigation with the Department of Corrections at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility, located in South Burlington, as information was received that narcotics were suspected to be brought into the facility by means of an infant during a scheduled visitation with a female inmate.
Today the child arrived for the scheduled visit, and a search warrant was executed and narcotics were found on the child. The child was immediately placed into State's custody as a Child In Need of Care and Supervision and was evaluated by the facility's medical personnel.
The male who transported the child to the facility with the narcotics was identified as David Willette, 27, of Bennington.
Willette was taken into custody and lodged on a Violation of Probation charge and he was cited for Transportation of Alcohol, Tobacco, or Regulated Drugs into places of detention, Reckless Endangerment of a child, Possession of Narcotics and Conspiracy.
Julea Larsen, 35, an inmate at the facility, was cited for Conspiracy. Both Willette and Larsen are scheduled to appear in Chittenden County Superior Court, Criminal Division on January 30th, 2014.
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