TEWKSBURY (CBS) — Three people arrested after a major drug bust could also face child endangerment charges after a nine-month-old child was found just feet away from what police believe was the deadly substance fentanyl.

Wilson Soto, 49, Cristina Richardson-Rodriguez, 48, and their 20-year-old son Yojanel Soto were all arraigned Friday on drug trafficking charges.

Yojanel Soto, Wilson Soto, and Cristina Richardson. (Tewksbury Police)

Wilson Soto was also charged with identity fraud and having a false driver’s license.

All three were held on bail–Wilson Soto was held on $500,000, Yojanel Soto was held on $50,000, and Richardson-Rodriguez was held on $25,000.

Police said they found over a kilo of cocaine, about half a kilo of fentanyl, and about $8,000 cash in their Ames Hill Drive apartment and in a vehicle that was also subject to a search warrant.

They said the drugs had a street value of around $100,000.

Tewksbury Police Chief Tim Sheehan said the child was extremely close to the dangerous substances when Tewksbury, Billerica, and State Police, as well as DEA agents, busted in around 6 a.m. Thursday morning.

Drugs found in the family’s apartment. (Tewksbury Police)

“When they executed the search warrant and entered into the apartment, the nine-month-old was in Cristina’s arms, just inside the door, and within probably twelve feet of where they located 86 grams of a product that we believe is fentanyl,” Sheehan told WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Bernice Corpuz.

The Department of Children and Families was notified, and the child was taken to a relative’s home.

Sheehan calls this a significant bust in a community that has seen 90 overdose cases this year–13 of which were fatal.

“This is something that will really help us, I believe, make a dent in this type of activity,” he said.

If any of the three make bail, the judge ordered they surrender their passports and wear a GPS monitor at all times.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Bernice Corpuz reports

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