Fairview, NJ man charged after toddler ingests suspected fentanyl
FAIRVIEW — A toddler had to be revived with an opioid antidote after getting into a man's drugs, according to authorities.
Fairview resident Geraldo Colon, 35, has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child, according to the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office.
According to documents in the case, the child and defendant are related.
The unresponsive 13-month-old girl was brought to police headquarters on Wednesday, according to the prosecutor's office. Because of the delay in getting the girl to regain consciousness, she was transported to a local hospital, where she was administered Naloxone and came to, prompting authorities to suspect that the girl had ingested an opioid.
The child was then transported to another hospital for further medical attention.
An investigation identified Colon as the individual responsible for the exposure to suspected fentanyl.
Colon was arrested in Paramus on Thursday and charged.
In the past, Colon has been cited for a drug offense and for driving with a suspended/revoked license.