We allege that the defendants poisoned 4 babies and killed one of them because they were running a drug operation from a daycare center.Damian Williams, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, after arresting several suspects related on federal charges.
Why It Matters: 1-year-old Nicholas Feliz Dominici died after exposure to drugs (Fentanyl, other narcotics) in a Bronx daycare center, according to the New York Police Department and United States Attorney Williams – 3 other children received treatment including an 8-month-old girl, and two two-year-old boys.
Drugs were found near an area where the children napped, according to police.
Two people were arrested and a third was tracked to Mexico, and also put under arrest, according to reports.
“Fentanyl is the deadliest drug threat facing this country. It is a highly addictive man-made opioid that is 50 times more potent than heroin. Just two milligrams of fentanyl, the small amount that fits on the tip of a pencil, is considered a potentially deadly dose.” (DEA)
“DEA’s top operational priority is to defeat the two Mexican drug cartels—the Sinaloa and Jalisco (CJNG) Cartels—that are primarily responsible for the fentanyl that is killing Americans today.” (DEA)
“While Mexico and China are the primary source countries for fentanyl and fentanyl-related substances trafficked directly into the United States, India is emerging as a source for finished fentanyl powder and fentanyl precursor chemicals.” (DEA)
by Jenna Lee,