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3-week-old baby and mother found; missing since Friday

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Sara Frank (Source: Boone County Sheriff's Office) Sara Frank (Source: Boone County Sheriff's Office)
Steven Wadsworth (Source: Boone County Sheriff's Office) Steven Wadsworth (Source: Boone County Sheriff's Office)

FLORENCE, KY (FOX19) - The Boone County Sheriff's Department has found a 3-week-old baby and his mother, who were reported missing since Friday.

The Boone County Sheriff's Office stated the parents of the child, Sara Frank, 21, and Stephen Wadsworth, 34, were believed to be addicted to drugs and were unable to care for the infant.

On Friday, Feb. 18, Debra Gronotte, of Burlington, reported that her daughter, Sara, and the child's father, Stephen were in Louisville, Ky., where they relinquished control of their 3-year-old daughter, Kylee Frank, to Sarah's sister, who resides in Louisville.

Sara and Stephen then drove off with Mason Frank, their 3-week-old child. Until now, they haven't been seen or heard from since.

The family was concerned the infant's welfare was in jeopardy because they say both Sara and Stephen are addicted to heroin.

Since their disappearance, Gronotte has obtained an Emergency Custody Order for Mason.  Due to the circumstances, Mason Frank was deemed a critical missing person.

The following statement has been sent from the Boone County Sheriff's Office

The Louisville Metro Police Department located Sara and Mason Frank in a motel. Both are fine and apparently in good health.

Sara returned a phone message left on her phone by Deputy Rosing. Rosing convinced her to provide her location so authorities so they could verify Mason's well-being.

A Louisville Metro officer is going to stay with them until Sara's mother can drive to Louisville and retrieve the infant.

There is no word on the whereabouts of Stephen Wadsworth.

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