An Eau Claire woman is accused of exposing her 7-year-old son to methamphetamine.
Jacqueline L. Matz, 40, 728 Plum St., was charged Monday in Eau Claire County Court with felony counts of neglecting a child, possession of methamphetamine and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
A $1,500 signature bond was set for Matz, who returns to court Jan. 14.
As a condition of bond, Matz cannot have contact with her son without approval from the Eau Claire County Department of Human Services.
According to the criminal complaint:
Police and social workers went to Matz’s residence Oct. 25 over concerns for a child who lived there.
Police found meth inside of Matz’s purse.
Matz was told how her drug usage could affect her son, and she claimed she was not a bad mother.
Matz provided a urine sample, which tested positive for the presence of meth.
A hair follicle test for her 7-year-old son tested positive for the presence of meth and marijuana.
Matz then told police a gun was inside of her couch. She said she was storing the gun for a man and that it didn’t belong to her.
Police found and secured the gun, which had its serial number ground off.
Matz is being prosecuted as a repeat offender. She was convicted of a felony count of second-degree recklessly endangering safety in February 2016 in Eau Claire County.
If convicted of the charges, Matz could be sentenced to up to nine years in prison.