Woman arrested after 2-year-old tests positive for meth

Woman arrested after 2-year-old tests positive for meth

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - A woman has been arrested by the Columbia Police Department after a child in her care tested positive for drugs.

CPD spokesperson Jennifer Timmons said 27-year-old Kelsey Jo Catania allegedly allowed others to have and use illegal drugs on August 23 at a South Marion Street residence in front of a 2-year-old boy.

Timmons said a relative took the child to a local hospital where exams returned positive for methamphetamine. Once the results were confirmed, CPD was contacted by the Department of Social Services.

The child has been released from the hospital and is now in the care of family members.

Catania has been charged with cruelty to children and was taken to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.

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