4-year-old tests positive for meth, mother charged

An Artesia woman is charged with child abuse after police say meth was found in her son’s system. According to a criminal complaint, Catalina Cruz took her 4-year-old son to the hospital. He was severely agitated and showed signs of hallucinations. He tested positive for methamphetamine. Police say they found drugs in the home. While Cruz has been released from jail, she cannot have contact with her son.