2 charged after 6-year-old found drinking alcohol at party

Two people were arrested after a 6-year-old and several other minors were found drinking alcohol at a Rhode Island party, Fox Providence reports.

Police say a woman contacted them after she went to pick up her child from a birthday party in East Providence and discovered her child had been drinking.

When police arrived they found several children, ranging in ages 6 to 15, consuming alcohol.

Officers arrested Heather Picozzi, 32, and Shane Cole. Picozzi was charged with purchasing alcohol for a minor and contributing to the delinquency of a minor and Cole was charged with child neglect.

The Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families took custody of the children living in the home.

Police say that the amount of alcohol consumed by the 6-year-old was small. 

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