AUGUSTA (WJBF) – An Augusta woman is behind bars after her grandchildren ingested meth while in her care.

According to arrest warrants from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, Laura Hutto Burnett’s 1 and 3 year-old grandchildren are recovering after meth caused foaming at the mouth and seizures.

Another child, a 6-year-old, was not physically injured.

The incident happened October 21st, on the 100 block of Avondale in Augusta. Authorities say Hutto’s home was in a state of disarray and is known for drug activity.

Burnett is charged with:

  • 3 counts of Cruelty to Children – 2nd degree
  • Maintaining disorderly household
  • possession and the use of drug related objects

Mugshot forthcoming