Medford woman jailed on child neglect charges

Misdemeanor neglect charges have been filed against an Oregon woman whose children reportedly put drug needles in their mouths while they were left with strangers in a motel room.

Posted: Jan 26, 2018 10:49 AM

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) - Misdemeanor neglect charges have been filed against an Oregon woman whose children reportedly put drug needles in their mouths while they were left with strangers in a motel room.

Tisha Watson pleaded not guilty at her arraignment earlier this month. The Mail Tribune reports Watson was booked into the Jackson County Jail. Bail was set at $50,000.

In court documents, police said Watson appeared unable to provide for the two children, one of whom is a toddler. Police said she admitted leaving the kids with a stranger, and that they possibly ingested a drug at a motel in downtown Medford.

Court records show Watson has a history of arrests on accusations of driving under the influence of intoxicants, drug possession and driving while her license was suspended or revoked.

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