GERBER - A mother of three was arrested Thursday afternoon on suspicion of consuming methamphetamine and leaving her children to wander into the street.
After receiving reports of unattended children in Gerber Park, Tehama County Sheriff's Deputies arrived on Santa Maria Avenue to three toddlers, according to TCSD logs.
A TCSD press release said deputies identified Sequoia Lynn Ramirez, 24, as the mother. When questioned in Gerber Park, Ramirez could not tell deputies where her children were or how long they had been gone.
Ramirez was under the influence of methamphetamine.
The children were subsequently released to their father, who does not reside with Ramirez.
Ramirez was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance and three counts of child endangerment and neglect. Bail is $32,500.