'Before-school' employee arrested after child finds pills on classroom floor

Benjamin Boilard (South Windsor police)

South Windsor have made an arrest after a child found a small bag of pills inside a classroom last month.

On Monday, police arrested 22-year-old Benjamin Boilard.

The charges stem from an October incident where a 6-year-old child found a small bag of pills on the floor of a classroom at the PR Smith School.

The child was examined after licking the drugs. Police said the child was found to be okay.

According to court documents, the child had brought the pills to someone and said "this gum tastes bad."

A before-school employee, identified as Boilard, reportedly admitted that the drugs were his and said they were prescription Xanax. Boilard was immediately suspended. Boilard was employed by the town of South Windsor at the time of the incident.

“He declined to speak to speak with officers about whether he had a valid prescription for the drug which was not being carried in an Rx container,” police said in a press release.

Police said he tried to cover the whole incident up by obtaining a prescription for the Xanax a week later.

Boilard was charged with risk of injury to a minor, illegally obtaining prescription drugs, possession of drugs within 1,500 feet of a school, and illegal possession for narcotics.

He was held on a $30,000 bond. He's expected to appear in court again next month.

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