Father of Missing Boy Arrested on Drug Charges

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    The father or a missing 5-year-old Massachusetts boy was arrested on drug charges in New Britain.

    Jose Oliver, 41, of Oak Street in New Britain, was arrested at 4:22 p.m. on Monday after he was found with 30 bags of heroin during a drug sweep, according to police.

    Oliver, who lives in New Britain, is the father of 5-year-old Jeremiah Oliver, who has been missing for three months. Earlier this week. he made a public plea for help to find Jeremiah.

    The little boy lives in Fitchburg, Mass., with his mom, her boyfriend and two siblings and was last seen on Sept. 14, according to the missing report posted on the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's website.

    Jose Oliver said on Monday that he had no idea his son was missing until December and placed the blame squarely on the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families.

    “It's their fault, 100 percent. The reason I say that is if they would have been doing their jobs, this never would have happened,” Oliver said during an interview with NBC Connecticut earlier this week.

    Jose Oliver has been charged with possession of narcotics, possession of narcotics with intent to sell and additional charges.

    He said earlier this week that he's doing everything he can now to gain custody of his two other children who are in DCF care while the search for Jeremiah continues.

    "Somebody has to say something. Somebody has to have seen something. I mean, for a person to be missing for three months and nobody knows nothing? Somebody knows something and just speak. I just want my son," Oliver said in a previous interview.

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