Calif. dad arrested after 6-year-old son brings meth to school, police say

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(CBS/KOVR) SACRAMENTO - Police say a California man was arrested Wednesday after his 6-year-old son showed up to school with a bag of methamphetamine.

Gonzalo Meza, 25, was charged with possession of a controlled substance for sale and child endangerment, CBS Sacramento reports.

"The basis for the possession for sale charge is the fact that this was too much for personal use," Sacramento County Sheriff's Sgt. Jason Ramos told CBS Sacramento. "It's clear to us that the amount he had was intended to be portioned out for sale."

Ramos says some of the drug spilled out of the boy's pocked during reading time at Ethel Backer Elementary and another student picked some of it up and gave it to their teacher who notified the principal. The principal contacted authorities.

"Very scary, considering what could have happened if a kid would have been curious and ingested some," Ramos said.

The school principal told CBS Sacramento that parents of children in the class have been notified of the incident.

Meza is reportedly being held on $50,000 bail at the Sacramento County Jail.