Grandma sentenced after toddler drinks meth tea

This undated booking photo released by the Riverside County Sheriff's Department shows suspect Cynthia Watson, from Oregon. Authorities in Southern California say the 51-year-old woman has been arrested on child-endangerment charges after her 2-year-old granddaughter drank tea with methamphetamine in it. Riverside County sheriff's Sgt. Craig McDonald says the toddler's mother called authorities Monday morning, June 30, 2014 saying the child had not slept and was talking rapidly, scratching, and couldn't sit still. (AP Photo/Riverside County Sheriff's Department )
This undated booking photo released by the Riverside County Sheriff's Department shows suspect Cynthia Watson, from Oregon. Authorities in Southern California say the 51-year-old woman has been arrested on child-endangerment charges after her 2-year-old granddaughter drank tea with methamphetamine in it. Riverside County sheriff's Sgt. Craig McDonald says the toddler's mother called authorities Monday morning, June 30, 2014 saying the child had not slept and was talking rapidly, scratching, and couldn't sit still. (AP Photo/Riverside County Sheriff's Department )

IDYLLWILD, Calif. (AP) — 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.

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