Napa Child Apparently Ate Meth; Aunt, Cousin Arrested, Police Say

After a 3-year-old tested positive for amphetamine, his aunt and cousin were arrested on suspicion of child endangerment and other charges, Napa police said. Arrest information does not indicate convictions.

Updated: Capt. Debbie Peecook said the 3-year-old was seen in the emergency room, not admitted to the hospital.

A 51-year-old Napa woman and her 25-year-old son have been arrested after a 3-year-old relative was taken to the emergency room, apparently having consumed methamphetamine, according to an arrest summary from the City of Napa Police Department:

On 12-4-2012 at about 1945hrs a three year old victim was taken to the Queen of the Valley Hospital after being picked up at his aunt’s home in the 2100 block of Lone Oak. 

The three year old victim was acting strangely and tested positive for amphetamine and displayed signs and symptoms of being under the influence of a controlled substance.

Officers responded to the Lone Oak residents where they contacted Natalie Wood and her son Jason Wood.

Jason is on probation with search and seizure and also had two outstanding felony Napa County Bench Warrants.

A controlled substance (suspected methamphetamine) was located on Jason Wood’s person. The home was in unacceptable condition for the care of the three year old child. Both subjects were arrested and booked at NCDC.

Natalie and Jason Wood were booked on suspicion of child endangerment with Jason Wood facing additional charges of possession of methamphetamine and violation of probation, police said.

Capt. Debbie Peecook said the 3-year-old was seen in the emergency room, but not admitted to the hospital.

Arrest information does not indicate convictions. For the latest reports on crime and arrests in the Napa Valley, please see our Police & Fire section, available from the News tab above and at napavalley.patch.com/police-fire.

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Louisa Hufstader December 10, 2012 at 03:09 PM
Where _are_ these meth denyers you mention? Speaking from inside the Anglo-dominated media (where my boss is 100 percent Latino from an immigrant family) I will tell you that nobody here has an investment in _hiding_ news that gets us a ton of readers and comments when we _publish_ it. You'll recall that Patch was the only local media outlet to report this story as it happened, with a reporter riding along for stakeouts and a major warrant sweep of suspected petty dealers: http://napavalley.patch.com/articles/cops-launch-massive-drug-sweep-arrests In fact, I routinely get complaints that I am running too much crime news. Meth has been on my mind for most of my career as a reporter - when the former police chief in Napa was retiring years ago, I recorded a series of interviews with him in which he predicted it would become a much more serious problem, and recently he shared that it's now even worse than he had projected. He's not in denial, Patch is not in denial, the current police are not in denial.
Louisa Hufstader December 10, 2012 at 03:10 PM
What "import"? This stuff doesn't come from Mexican meth plantations. You can cook it up anywhere.
Jennifer K. December 11, 2012 at 06:43 PM
Esiuol Louise ~ That's my parents home and No, it was NOT a meth lab!! That's what the police were suspecting but not what they got. My step father is the scientific type and had some chimicals.
Ash Leigh December 11, 2012 at 07:51 PM
Jennifer K - the link for the article is below. Two people and a homeless guy were found at the residence under the influence as well. Your parents party like that?
Jennifer K. December 12, 2012 at 12:00 AM
That's the article - No it wasn't a Meth Lab like I said in the above statement. Yes my parents house was raided and yes the police found a small amount of drugs which was brought into my parents home. My stepfather is being wrongfully accused plus there was a problem with the warrent. So the police are in the hot seat too over this one.


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