SPRING VALLEY, Calif. -- A mother was hospitalized and later arrested after her three children were rushed to the hospital for treatment of a possible drug overdose in Spring Valley Thursday.
Three children and their mother were removed from a home on Arapaho Street around 2 a.m. after authorities received a report of an overdose involving children, according to San Diego County Sheriff’s Department officials.
The kids, including a baby and two girls under the age of 10, were taken to Rady Children's Hospital where they were being evaluated, authorities said. Their conditions were not released. The children's 28 year-old mother was also taken to a hospital and later arrested.
According to investigators, deputies arrived at the home and found one child unresponsive, but breathing and that the children may have been exposed to an unknown controlled substance.
“In shock -- those are babies. I saw them walking around a couple times. That was about it," said Lesly Sactic, who lives in the same house.
Sactic says the mother, her children and their father live in a studio at the back of the property. “I didn’t picture them as something like that -- people who use drugs. They were all to themselves," said Sactic.
Detectives served a search warrant at the house and removed evidence. They're looking into whether the children may have been intentionally drugged.