CA couple held after girl tests positive for methamphetamine

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) – A Southern California couple has been arrested after a 3-year-old tested positive for methamphetamine.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department says meth was found in the girl’s system on Wednesday at San Bernardino Community Hospital.

Investigators say the girl’s mother and the mother’s boyfriend had taken her to the emergency room for treatment of a fever.

A Sheriff’s Department statement says drugs were found under the child’s seat in the couple’s car.

Alexis Parker and Tony Medrano of San Bernardino were arrested for investigation of child endangerment and possessing methamphetamine for sale. They remain jailed Friday.

The girl and her twin sister were handed over to child welfare workers.

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