The police are currently on the lookout for a 4-year-old boy from Orange Park, Florida, who went missing right after a SWAT raid at a suspected drug home.
It has been reported that James Dean Welles Jr. was last seen with his mother, Jady Shannon Dow, on Thursday, June 6, 2019, at around 8:30 a.m in Brighton Village, near Kettering Way.
According to the Clay County Sheriff's Office, the child might be in imminent danger and anyone with information regarding his, or Dow's, whereabouts should contact the proper authorities.
A ROUGH MORNING FOR THE CRIMINALS
28-year-old Dow was reportedly involved in the drug bust carried out by an armed SWAT team with a search warrant in the Orange Park neighborhood.
Resident Gayle Waddle shared that she was asleep when she heard "two loud bangs" at around 6 a.m. and that soon the occupants of the raided house were restrained with zip lines.
The drug house in Orange Park, Florida | Photo: News5JAX
RESIDENTS WARNED THE AUTHORITIES
Around a dozen people and drugs were found inside the house, a successful operation that made the neighborhood a lot safer. The raid served a response to numerous complaints regarding the illicit activities.
Seeing the authorities on the scene didn't seem to surprise the neighbors, especially Waddle, who claimed that her dog, Cricket, was once sick because he found and ate traces of marijuana while being walked.
Broken windows of the drug house in Orange Park, Florida | Photo: News4JAX
So far, only four people have been arrested: Anthony Maceda, Randy Johnson, Amy Permenter and James Welles, who might be the missing child's father.
Welles is facing several drug possession charges, much like Johnson and Permenter, while Maceda is being charged for selling methamphetamine.
DRUGS AFFECT MORE THAN JUST THE USERS
It is of utmost importance to find little James, as his life might be in danger. Just a couple of months ago, a baby girl almost lost her life after her parents passed out because of a heroin overdose.
The baby was found locked inside a hot car in Canton, Ohio, by a man named Eric Asher and his fiancée, while the parents were lying on the floor of the parking lot.
The girl was saved and Asher even shared photos of the incident online so other people would be aware of the dangers that drugs represent.