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Woman charged after hallucinations

Deputies: She admitted to making and using meth in presence of her toddler

Woman charged after hallucinations

Woman charged after hallucinations

A woman who hallucinated after admittedly using meth was arrested after being checked out at a local hospital, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

Cindy Torres, 21, of Old Register Way, was booked on charges of reckless conduct and second-degree cruelty to children after telling deputies she was seeing things and that the methamphetamine she used had been made in her home while her 18-month-old was present, according to sheriff's incident reports.

Cpl. Prethenia Cone responded Sunday to the Old Register Way home in Southern States Mobile Home Park and spoke with Torres, who said she had injected and smoked meth the night before, Cone reported.

Torres said her "husband came to the residence in the middle of the night, destroyed the place and urinated on everything inside," Cone stated in reports. Torres also said her husband wrote the words "trespasser," "ice" and "Tricare" in blood on the walls, but later stated he used crayon, reports said.

However, there was no evidence of any graffiti or anyone having urinated in the home, Cone stated.

Torres also told deputies that she saw people "entering and exiting the residence through doors and windows and saw blue laser beams on the walls," according to reports.

Cone inspected the home and found no graffiti or disturbance, but did note a dog "with a skin condition that walked through the house in the presence" of Torres' child.

A Bulloch County Humane Enforcement officer called to the scene removed the dog from the home while Bulloch County Department of Family and Children Services caseworkers contacted the child's father, who came to pick up his son, Cone said.

Torres was taken to the hospital for evaluation, and while there, told deputies the methamphetamine she used had been "made in the residence where her child was present and asleep." When fumes from the meth filled the home, she said she made another person, who was listed as a witness in sheriff's reports, take it outside, Cone said.

Torres told deputies the witness buried the items used to make the meth. The witness was not charged.

After being released from the hospital with referrals for substance abuse and other counseling and treatment, Torres was charged and taken to the Bulloch County Jail, where she awaits further court procedures, reports state.

Holli Deal Bragg may be reached at (912) 489-9414.


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