IDYLLWILD, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Southern California said Tuesday that a 51-year-old woman has been arrested on child-endangerment charges, after her two-year-old granddaughter drank tea laced with methamphetamine.
Riverside County officials said the toddler's mother called authorities Monday morning saying the child had not slept and was talking rapidly, scratching, and couldn't sit still. U-T San Diego reported that the girl was taken to a hospital, where it was determined she had meth in her system.
Authorities said investigators found that the grandmother, Cynthia Watson, made a cup of tea the night before and put meth in it "to get herself high." The girl apparently drank it when the cup was unattended.
Watson, who was visiting from Oregon, was held on $35,000 bail. She's expected in court on Wednesday.
Doctors said the toddler will make a full recovery.
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