Amber Alert canceled for 6-year-old Belen boy; mother in custody

New Mexico
Amber Alert Freddie Drake

A 6-year-old who was reported missing Monday morning has now been located, according to the Valencia County Sheriff’s Office. 

The 6-year-old boy was reportedly abducted by his non-custodial mother. Monday afternoon, officials confirmed the child has been located and his mother is in custody.

Authorities issued an Amber Alert for Freddie Drake early Monday morning. According to an arrest warrant, the boy was taken by his biological mother, Arlene Drake. 

The boy’s grandfather who had legally adopted him told investigators Arlene got angry over a canceled camping trip and took off with the boy. The grandfather says she’s also been involved with gang activity.

Arelene is charged with false imprisonment and custodial interference.

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