Police say a Massachusetts woman allowed her 2-year-old daughter to sip her margarita at a restaurant and poured some of it into the girl's sippy cup.

Forty-one-year-old Sheldy Nelson, of Lynn, pleaded not guilty Thursday to a child endangerment charge in Salem District court in connection with the August incident. She was held on $1,000 bond.

A waitress told police Nelson ignored two warnings from staff to stop giving her daughter sips. Both the woman and girl appeared lethargic, and they were taken to a hospital.

The hospital found alcohol in the toddler's system. Police found a sippy cup in Nelson's bag that smelled of alcohol.

The Salem News (http://bit.ly/1G0zbSN ) reports that Nelson's lawyer asked that his client be released on personal recognizance.

The girl is now state custody.


Information from: The Salem (Mass.) News, http://www.salemnews.com