PRAIRIEVILLE, La. – A Louisiana woman has been arrested after police say her 2-year-old child ate methamphetamine.
The Gonzales Police Department said in a news release that authorities arrested 21-year-old Tyler Dauzat on counts of negligent injuring and cruelty to juveniles Sunday.
Sgt. Steven Nethken says Dauzat took her 2-year-old to a hospital after the child was exhibiting erratic behavior. A blood screening of the child showed a significant presence of meth and doctors concluded that the child had eaten the drug.
Dauzat admitted to police that she had a powder form of crystal meth in her purse and her child had been left alone with a purse nearby.
Dauzat was arrested at the Ascension Parish jail. It's unclear if she has an attorney.