SANTA CRUZ, Calif. – California police say a 15-month-old boy is in the care of Child Protective Services after ingesting methamphetamine.
Santa Cruz police Capt. Steve Clark says the boy's mother took him late Monday to a hospital, which notified police when the toddler tested positive for the drug.
Clark says the boy has fully recovered. He was released from the hospital and turned over to CPS officials Wednesday.
Investigators searched the home with the permission of the mother, but Clark says no drugs were found.
The child, who lived with his mother and father, will remain in protective custody while police investigate. Police did not identify the parents.