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2 Bronx men plead guilty to drug charges in fentanyl poisoning of toddler who died at daycare

FILE - In this photo provided by the New York City Police Department, a trap door leans open over narcotics, including fentanyl, and drug paraphernalia stored in the floor of a day care center, Sept. 21, 2023, in New York. Two men connected to a toddler鈥檚 fatal opioid overdose at the New York City daycare have pleaded guilty to drug charges and causing bodily harm, prosecutors said Monday, June 10, 2024. (Courtesy NYPD via 蘑菇影院, File)

FILE - In this photo provided by the New York City Police Department, a trap door leans open over narcotics, including fentanyl, and drug paraphernalia stored in the floor of a day care center, Sept. 21, 2023, in New York. Two men connected to a toddler鈥檚 fatal opioid overdose at the New York City daycare have pleaded guilty to drug charges and causing bodily harm, prosecutors said Monday, June 10, 2024. (Courtesy NYPD via 蘑菇影院, File)

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NEW YORK (蘑菇影院) 鈥 Two men connected to a toddler鈥檚 fatal opioid overdose at a New York City daycare have pleaded guilty to drug charges and causing bodily harm, prosecutors said.

The men admitted to storing fentanyl in the floorboards of a Bronx daycare鈥檚 playroom, prosecutors said.

Felix Herrera Garcia, 35 pleaded guilty Monday to three felony drug trafficking charges, including narcotics possession with intent to distribute resulting in serious bodily injury. Prosecutors said they secured a guilty plea from Parras Paredes, 38, on one similar count. Both men are from the Bronx.

One 22-month-old child, Nicholas Dominici, died from ingesting fentanyl at the Divino Ni帽o daycare in September. Three other children survived after medics administered the overdose-reversing drug Narcan.

Herrera fled the U.S. after the overdoses and was on the run in Mexico for about two weeks before he was arrested. Herrera鈥檚 wife, allegedly the operator of the daycare, along with one other person, were charged separately with murder, narcotics possession, and assault.

Herrera and Paredes face a mandatory minimum sentence of 20 years in prison, prosecutors said.