A Bronx woman has been arrested after her 6-year-old son died from methadone she had stored in a bottle of cold medicine, police said.
The NYPD charged Raquel DeLeon, 36, with reckless endangerment on Thursday.
The child, Carlos Rios Jr., was pronounced dead at a hospital Monday.
Police say on Saturday his father unknowingly dosed him with half a tablespoon of methadone because it was stored in a DayQuil bottle and he thought it was cold medicine.
He was not charged in his son's death.
It wasn't clear why DeLeon stored the drug in a cold medicine bottle; she told police she had a prescription for it.
It wasn't immediately known if she had a lawyer.
The investigation is ongoing.