NEW YORK – New York City Police say they’ve discovered a trap floor inside the Bronx day care where one child died and three others were injured from suspected fentanyl poisoning. NYPD posted pictures on Facebook of the fentanyl, other narcotics and drug paraphernalia they found in the trap floor, which was in the play area at the day care.
Law enforcement says the drugs weighed roughly eight to 10 kilograms and were wrapped in the form of bricks.
As Emily’s Hope reported earlier this week, the daycare operator, Grei Mendez, and a man who rented a room inside the apartment, Carlisto Acevedo Brito, are charged in state court with murder of depraved indifference. They are also facing federal narcotics conspiracy charges. Investigators are still trying to locate Brito’s husband.
One-year-old Nicholas Dominici died after the suspected fentanyl exposure last week at Divino Niño day care center. Three other children, two 2-year-old boys and an 8-month-old girl, were hospitalized.