Toddler Brings 48 Packets of Heroin to Daycare in New Jersey

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014  |  Updated 5:50 AM EDT
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Paterson police say a 2-year-old showed up at the daycare center on Monday with 48 glassine envelopes. Brynn Gingras reports.

Brynn Gingras

Paterson police say a 2-year-old showed up at the daycare center on Monday with 48 glassine envelopes. Brynn Gingras reports.

Dozens of packets of heroin were found in a toddler's jacket by a worker at a New Jersey daycare center, police said.

Paterson police say the 2-year-old showed up at the daycare center on Oliver Street Monday with 48 glassine envelopes.

The child's father was arrested for endangering the welfare of a child.

Parents at the daycare said Tuesday that they hadn't been told about what was found.

"My daughter sees something on the floor, puts it in her mouth thinking it's candy -- same thing could have happened here," said Dulce Ibanez, a parent.

Authorities don't believe any other children came into contact with the drugs. 

The daycare, Michael's Energy Factory, had no comment.

--Brynn Gingras contributed to this story

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