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Woman Allegedly Shoves Meth In 2-Year-Old's Mouth

"She just walked up to him and grabbed him, and she stuck her hands in his mouth," said a witness.

A woman is accused of shoving methamphetamine in a toddler’s mouth in a Berkeley, California playground.

36-year-old Sayyadina Thomas was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder Monday afternoon, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. She is being held without bail.

Thomas allegedly walked up to a 2-year-old child at People’s Park in Berkeley and “placed something in his mouth.”

A witness told NBC Affiliate KNTV that "He was playing with the nanny in the play yard. She (Thomas) just walked up to him and grabbed him, and she stuck her hands in his mouth."

The nanny checked the child’s mouth and didn’t see anything in there. That’s because the child already ingested the drug.

The boy’s nanny called police and they took Thomas into custody for a psychiatric evaluation. Thomas told the paramedics she gave the child methamphetamine.

The child was taken to a nearby hospital and is expected to make a full recovery after ingesting the meth.

[Berkeley Police Department]

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