Fentanyl pills
Illustrative image of a bottle with fentanyl pills. (Shutterstock)

The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office announced a San Jose couple was charged today with three counts of possessing narcotics for sale, one count of child endangerment and unlawful possession of a firearm. This followed a drug task force raid that uncovered 25,000 fentanyl pills in a backpack stashed under their baby’s crib—one of its largest seizures of the deadly opioid ever.

Santa Clara County Specialized Enforcement Team investigators also found 13 pounds of marijuana, 1.5 pounds of cocaine, a loaded firearm, two digital scales and almost $4,000 in cash.

Octavian Moreno, 27, and Krystal Delgado, 23, have been charged with five felony counts and face a maximum term of 18 years in prison and 13 years, respectively.

District Attorney Jeff Rosen said he was determined to hold the defendants responsible for their crimes.

“This is a county where fentanyl and the callous disregard for its lethality took the lives of two small children—baby Phoenix and baby Winter,” he said in a release. “I had hoped that their short lives had gained some meaning as a warning to all parents. I am relieved today that we have not added another name to that tragic list.”

On May 7, SCCSET executed a search warrant on the couple’s apartment that yielded 6,000 grams (13 pounds) of fentanyl in pill form, authorities said, adding the pills were in plastic bags with “10k” labeled on them.

Officers found the couple’s one-year-old baby playing in his playpen a few feet away from a bag of marijuana. Over in the kitchen cabinet—right next to some baby formula—investigators found cocaine, while an illegal firearm was in an unlocked drawer nearby, according to the DA’s Office.

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