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South Idaho woman arrested after police say children in her care tested positive for meth

May 24, 2018 GMT

A Boise woman has a June court date scheduled after police say two children in her care tested positive for methamphetamine at a local hospital in October.

Lisa Surles, 49, was arrested late Monday night and booked into the Ada County jail. She was arraigned on four felonies Tuesday afternoon, including two counts of injury to a child and two counts of infliction of great bodily injury.

Those charges stem from an October incident in which the two children were admitted to a nearby hospital, and staff there found methamphetamine in their system, according to Haley Williams, spokeswoman for the Boise Police Department. She declined to say how old the children were, citing the need to protect their privacy.

That incident prompted an investigation by the Ada County Prosecutor’s Office, and court documents reveal a judge issued a warrant for Surles’ arrest May 11. Her bond was set at $250,000.

Surles appeared in court Tuesday by video from the Ada County jail, according to court documents. Magistrate Judge Theresa Gardunia scheduled her case for a preliminary hearing at 8:30 a.m. June 5.

At that hearing, a judge will determine if there is enough evidence for the case to move forward.

Officials did not release any further information about the case Tuesday.