By JAKE OFFENHARTZ
NEW YORK (AP) — A taped package containing several thousand dollars’ worth of fentanyl was discovered inside the New York City day care center where a 1-year-old child died of an opioid overdose last week. But the owner of the day care center, Grei Mendez, maintained she had no knowledge of the presence of the highly potent opioid. Her attorney noted she had rented a room in the apartment to a man, Carlist Acevedo Brito, who may have been responsible for the drug operation. Mendez pleaded not guilty in court Sunday night to the charges. Brito was awaiting arraignment. His attorney did not immediately response to a request for comment.