Trap door filled with drugs found at NYC day care where 1-year-old died
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Posted: Sep 22, 2023 / 12:17 PM EDT

Updated: Sep 22, 2023 / 12:22 PM EDT

THE BRONX, N.Y. (WPIX) – The NYPD has released photos of a trap door filled with drugs, including fentanyl, inside the day care center where a 1-year-old died of a suspected drug overdose last week.

​The drugs were found in the floor under a play area at Divino Nino Day Care in the Bronx after authorities obtained a search warrant for the facility on Wednesday, according to the NYPD. Investigators said at least two kilos of drugs were under the floor. 

A large quantity of fentanyl and other narcotics were discovered under a trap door in the play area of a Bronx day care, according to the NYPD. (Credit: NYPD)

Nicolas Feliz Dominici, 1, was pronounced dead at Montefiore Medical Center last Friday after he and three other children — two 2-year-old boys and an 8-month-old girl — had to be rushed to the hospital with suspected drug overdoses. They were revived by the opioid-reversing drug Narcan.

Federal prosecutors said the day care, run by 36-year-old Grei Mendez, housed a major drug operation. After realizing the babies were not waking up from their naps, Mendez allegedly called her husband and another person several times before calling 911, according to a federal complaint.

Mendez and her husband’s cousin, Carlisto Acevedo Brito, are facing federal charges. Police were still searching for Mendez’s husband as of Friday morning

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