A quantity of muriatic acid was found on the floor of the bedroom closet, police said. There was also no running water at the address.
Officers also found a bottle of muriatic acid in the closet, which reeked of a “strong” odor, police said.
The “location of the chemical, as well as the spilling, both appeared to be intentional,” according to a Greenacres Department of Public Safety arrest report.
Muriatic acid, also known as hydrochloric acid, is “corrosive to the skin” and exposure to the eyes can result in “severe effects,” according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ online Household Products Database.
Because of the potential dangers from exposure, the residence was immediately evacuated. Hazardous materials crews were notified, and one of the suspects, Alberto Garcia, was taken to an area hospital after he was directly exposed to the acid, police said.
Officers also found drugs and drug-related paraphernalia, according to the arrest report. Officers seized about 60 grams of marijuana, 11 grams of cocaine, over $4,000 in U.S. currency, two scales, a grinder used to crush marijuana, and a glass pipe, the arrest report stated.
A 1-year-old baby boy was found in the house, police said. A Florida Department of Children and Families worker responded to the scene and removed the boy, whose name was redacted from the arrest report, the report said.
Garcia, 29, and Adriana Alfaro, 20, were arrested.
Garcia faces several charges including child neglect. Alfaro faces charges of failure to appear and obstructing an officer without violence.
Garcia was released Friday night on a $26,000 bond, while Alfaro was released Saturday on a $250 bond, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office booking blotter.