Father arrested for drugs, baby returned

On Sunday the father had written on his Facebook wall, “Dear God, please forgive my soul, for I’m gonna sin big time!”

Police found the 43-year-old man with the boy on the same day. Upon investigation, they apparently also found drugs in his possession. The man was arrested and appeared in the Nelspruit District Court on Monday.

The mother was alleged to have an agreement with the father that he could only take the child on weekends and had to return him by a specific time.

The couple are allegedly going through a divorce at present. When the child was still not home on Sunday morning, the mother contacted the police. The investigating officer, Sgt Michael Horn, said he became aware of the missing baby when it was reported to him.

“When I saw what was written on the father’s Facebook wall, I immediately worried that he would harm the child and himself. So we started a search for him.”

According to Divergent Ops’ Jacques Meiring, they were called out when police requested help in locating the man, as he was supposed to have returned the child to his mother the day before.

“We assisted the police in locating the father. Hours later we found him at his home.”
Horn said when they apprehended the father and searched him, they found he was in possession of what looked like CAT and crystal meth.

“He also appeared to be under the influence of narcotics when we arrested him.”
The mother confirmed that the child was reunited with her and that the boy was unharmed during the ordeal.

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Tereasa Dias

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