The parents of a 1-year-old boy were arrested Tuesday morning after a trip to the emergency room determined the infant ingested methamphetamine, Porterville police reported.
The Porterville boy was taken to Sierra View Medical Center before 4 a.m. by a family member, police said in a news release.
Officers responded to an address in Porterville and found the infant’s parents, 25-year-old Amanda Gagnon and 33-year-old Joel Vasquez. Police said the couple was living in a tent on the property with the infant and another 2-year-old child.
The parents were high on a controlled substance at the time when police visited.
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Both children were treated at the hospital and released to Child Welfare Services.
Gagnon and Vasquez were arrested and booked into Tulare County Jail, where they remained on $100,000 bail.