Guttenberg man charged after three-year-old tests positive for methadone

The man was employed at a daycare center

Roberto Delgado-Gonzalez
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Roberto Delgado-Gonzalez

A Guttenberg man was arrested on a child endangerment charge after his toddler son tested positive for methadone, according to the Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez.

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit has arrested Roberto Delgado-Gonzalez, 44, on charges he allegedly endangered the welfare of his three-year-old son after the child was hospitalized and tested positive for methadone.

He was arrested at approximately 7 p.m. on Monday, October 12 by Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office SVU detectives at the Hackensack Police Department.

On October 12, just before 10 a.m., members of the Guttenberg Police Department responded to a basement apartment on 68th Street between Park Avenue and Broadway on reports of an unresponsive child.

Officers found a three-year-old boy who was unresponsive and contacted the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit. The child was taken to Palisades Medical Center and then transported to Hackensack University Medical Center where he remains in stable condition.

The New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency informed detectives that the child’s blood toxicology test was positive for methadone.

Delgado-Gonzalez is employed as a teacher at the League of Extraordinary Children, a daycare center in Guttenberg.

Prosecutor Suarez credited the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and the Guttenberg Police Department for the investigation and arrest.

The above charges are merely accusations. The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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