A grandmother arrested after her 2-year-old granddaughter drank meth-laced tea late last month pleaded guilty this week to child endangerment and possession of a controlled substance, according to court records.
Cynthia Ann Watson, 51, was visiting with her family in Garner Valley June 29 when she made the tea and added methamphetamine to it, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement when she was arrested.
She left the drink unattended and her toddler granddaughter drank some of it. Later that night, the little girl was agitated, scratching at her skin and could not sleep. She was taken to a local hospital and later tested positive for meth.
Watson, an Oregon resident, was sentenced to four years probation and 60 days in custody, according to Riverside County Superior Court documents.
She must also complete a child-abuse treatment program and stay away from her grandchildren.