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Local parents charged with child endangerment stemming from historic Fentanyl seizure

For release on May 9, 2024 

Robert Philbrook
Deputy District Attorney
Major Crime & Drug Trafficking Unit
(408) 792-1031
[email protected]


Local parents charged with child endangerment stemming from historic Fentanyl seizure

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 after a drug task force raid found approximately 25,000 fentanyl pills in a backpack stashed under their baby’s crib. It is one of the largest seizures of the deadly opioid in Santa Clara County history.

Investigators with the Santa Clara County Specialized Enforcement Team (SCCSET) 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, are charged with five felony counts and face a maximum term of 18 years in prison and 13 years, respectively. They will be arraigned today at 1:30 p.m. at the Hall of Justice in San Jose.

District Attorney Jeff Rosen said his Office was determined to hold the defendants responsible for their criminal and dangerous behavior.

“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. 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. 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 one of the bags of marijuana. The cocaine was found in a kitchen cabinet next to the baby’s formula, while the illegal firearm was in an unlocked drawer in the same kitchen.



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