Police find a trapdoor filled with fentanyl at a NYC daycare following a fentanyl overdose of an infant
They also found a kilo of fentanyl rolled up in child's play mat.
The city inspected it on Sept 6 right before the infant died and said it was suitable for daycare.
Police said they've found a trap floor with drugs in the play area of a New York City day care where a 1-year-old boy died following exposure to fentanyl.
Nicholas Dominici, 1, died on Friday and three other children, ranging in age from 8 months to 2 years, were hospitalized and treated with Narcan and are now recovering, police said. An analysis of urine from one of the victims confirmed the presence of fentanyl, officials said.
Authorities searched the Bronx day care again on Wednesday night and Thursday following a tip they received about a trap door in the floor, law enforcement sources familiar with the case told ABC News.
In the trap floor, investigators found fentanyl, other narcotics and drug paraphernalia, the NYPD confirmed
Investigators had already found a kilo of fentanyl stored on kids' play mats, along with a device to press drugs into bricks for sale, according to court records.
Grei Mendez, the operator of the day care, and her tenant, Carlisto Acevedo Brito, are in federal custody on charges of narcotics possession with intent to distribute resulting in death and conspiracy to distribute narcotics resulting in death. They've been held without bail.
The day care was licensed on May 16 by the state’s Office of Children and Family Services, according to public records. It's listed as having a capacity for eight children from 6 weeks old to 12 years old.
City health inspectors conducted a surprise inspection of the facility on Sept. 6 and did not find any violations, according to City Health Commissioner Ashwin Vasan.