A man who teaches at a Guttenberg daycare center has been arrested after his 3-year-old son tested positive for methadone, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.
Methadone is an opioid used to treat addiction to heroin or prescription painkillers.
Roberto Delgado-Gonzalez, 44, was charged with second-degree endangering the welfare of a child after his arrest by Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit detectives at the Hackensack Police Department.
Hours earlier, Guttenberg police officers responded to a basement apartment on 68th Street between Park Avenue and Broadway and found the 3-year-old unresponsive, Suarez said. The child was treated first to Palisades Medical Center and then the Hackensack University Medical Center, where he remains in stable condition.
Division of Child Protection and Permanency informed detectives with the prosecutor’s office’s SVU that the child’s blood toxicology test was positive for methadone, which comes in tablet, powder and liquid forms.
Delgado-Gonzalez is employed as a teacher at the League of Extraordinary Children, a daycare in Guttenberg, the prosecutor said.