GUTTENBERG, NJ – On Monday, police and paramedics were called to an apartment on 68th Street where they found a 3-year-old boy lying unresponsive.
The child was initially transported to Palisades Medical Center, and later transferred to Hackensack University Medical Center, where he is reported to be in stable condition at this time.
The Hudson County Prosecutor's Office reported:
During the investigation, New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency informed detectives that the child’s blood toxicology test was positive for methadone.
Methadone is a powerful narcotic often used to wean addicts off of opioids such as heroin. It is dispensed in both pill as well as liquid form.
The methadone belonged to the boy's father, Roberto Delgado-Gonzalez, who works as a teacher at the League of Extraordinary Children daycare facility in Guttenberg.
Delgado-Gonzalez has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child after, and booked into the Hudson County Jail on an ICE detainer.