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Grandma sentenced after toddler drinks meth tea

Published On: Jul 10 2014 10:36:25 AM CDT   Updated On: Jul 10 2014 10:36:00 AM CDT
Cynthia Watson

Cynthia Watson


A woman whose 2-year-old granddaughter drank methamphetamine-laced tea has pleaded guilty to child endangerment and possession of a controlled substance.

The Riverside Press-Enterprise ( ) reports Cynthia Ann Watson entered the pleas Tuesday in a Riverside County court. She was sentenced to 60 days in custody, including 43 days in a work-release program.
She's also ordered to stay away from her grandchildren.
Authorities say the 51-year-old resident of Aloha, Oregon, was visiting her family in Garner Valley - a community near Idyllwild - last month when she prepared the meth-laced tea to get high but left it unattended.
Her granddaughter drank some. The toddler tested positive for methamphetamine at a hospital but is expected to make a full recovery.