BOLTON, CT (WFSB) -- A mother from Bolton is facing charges after at least 20 teenagers were at a party in her house where alcohol and marijuana were present.

Police arrested 52-year-old Alison Romkey and charged her with nine counts of permitting a minor to illegally possess alcohol.

She was a member of the Bolton Board of Education until she resigned on Wednesday, Superintendent Kristin Heckt confirmed.

According to an arrest warrant, the party was held in October, the same night as a school dance.

That night, police pulled over a 17-year-old who was reportedly speeding.

During the traffic stop, police said they found marijuana and alcohol. Further investigation revealed the teen was on his way to a school dance after party at a home on Shoddy Mill Road, the warrant said.

When the officers arrived at the home, they noticed numerous cars parked in the driveway and "numerous teenagers running away from the house and running inside the house," according to the arrest warrant. 

When police knocked on the door, a teenager opened the door and was told "she needs to wake up Eric Romkey and Alison Romkey who were in a nearby bedroom with the door closed."

In the basement, police found about 20 teenagers, along with several bottles of alcohol.

Some of the teens admitted to police that they had been drinking alcohol. Some also turned over marijuana that had been in their possession.

Among the bottles of alcohol, police seized 8 plastic baggies totaling 39.5 grams of marijuana, two glass bowl smoking devices with residue, and 14 vape smoking devices. 

Romkey's attorney released a statement saying, "The arrest just occurred last night. I haven't been able to review the police report. I don't want to comment on the case until I review all of the evidence. I have known the Romkey's for many years. I have always found them to be great citizens and good parents. Once I read the police report, I can make a further response to the charges." 

On Tuesday, Romkey was released on a $2,500 bond and is due back in court Dec. 4.

Channel 3 reached out to the superintendent and the Board of Education for a comment, but they said they do not have one at this time. 

Read the full arrest warrant here.

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