OAKDALE, Calif. (KCRA) — A mother was arrested Wednesday morning after her 1-year-old son was found to have methamphetamine in his system, the Oakdale Police Department said.
Tenessa Price, 28, was taken into custody at the Oak Valley Hospital, police said.
Price brought her son to the emergency room because she thought he was having an allergic reaction to a new shampoo, police said. When officers arrived at the hospital around 3:30 a.m., they found the toddler was showing symptoms of meth use.
The officers then arrested Price. Police said she was in possession of meth at the time.
Price was booked on charges of child cruelty.
The baby boy was taken to another hospital for observation, and he will be placed into Child Protective Services, police said.