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Two Charged with Federal Narcotics Offenses Resulting in Death in Connection with the Poisoning of Four Children at a New York Daycare
Defendants Allegedly Stored Distribution Quantities of Fentanyl and Narcotics Packaging Equipment in the Daycare, Including a Kilogram of Fentanyl on Top of Playmats
A criminal complaint was unsealed in Manhattan federal court charging two defendants from the Bronx with narcotics possession with intent to distribute resulting in death and conspiracy to distribute narcotics resulting in death. This is in connection with an incident where four children under three years old were poisoned by fentanyl at a Bronx daycare facility, resulting in the death of one child. https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/two-charged-federal-narcotics-offenses-resulting-death-connection-poisoning-four-children
The complaint alleges that the defendants had been involved in distributing fentanyl since at least July 2023, storing large quantities at the daycare center, including atop children’s playmats. Tools and equipment used for the distribution and repackaging of narcotics were also found on the premises. On September 15, four children were believed to be poisoned due to exposure to fentanyl. Before medical assistance was called, evidence was removed from the site by the main defendant and an unnamed co-conspirator.
If convicted, defendants face severe penalties, with minimum sentencing starting at 20 years and a maximum possibility of life imprisonment.