Thursday, September 29, 2016

M.C. v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 29, 2016)

From today's opinion:

"The Del Norte County Department of Health and Human Services (Department) received a referral from law enforcement after officers searched Mother’s residence and found mushrooms, meth pipes, marijuana paraphernalia, concentrated cannabis, brass knuckles and butterfly knives."

Awesome.  Sounds like a wonderful place.  Perfect location for a five- and eleven-year old child.

"It also appeared the occupants were hoarders, as there were large piles of items. Some of the piles were over seven feet tall, presenting a hazard to the children."

Yikes.  And I thought it couldn't get any worse.

"Two days later, Mother tested positive for methamphetamine, benzodiazepines, and marijuana."

Not surprising.

"Mother continued to deny she had a substance abuse problem stating she 'only uses meth to do yard work.'"

Oh.  Okay.  No problem then.