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UPDATE | Amber Alert cancelled for missing Marysville children found in Montana

An Amber Alert has been activated for three Marysville children, Curtsten K. Drakeford, age 6, Ashton Z. Drakeford, age 8, and Kali L. Drakeford, age 9, who were taken by their parents in violation of a court order. - Courtesy Photo
An Amber Alert has been activated for three Marysville children, Curtsten K. Drakeford, age 6, Ashton Z. Drakeford, age 8, and Kali L. Drakeford, age 9, who were taken by their parents in violation of a court order.
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The search has ended for three siblings who were believed to have been taken by their biological parents in violation of court orders.

Curtis Drakeford and Ashley Todd have both been taken into police custody by the Montana State Patrol, and their three children have been taken into protective custody. The Marysville Police Department is in the process of canceling the Amber Alert for the missing children.

It is possible the Drakefords may have been heading to the southeast, specifically the South Carolina area, as they have family there.

The children are currently dependents of the state. They were placed with their biological mother on a temporary basis, as part of a program in which the state retains custody of the children, who are reintroduced to the home on a temporary trial placement, in which strict conditions must be met by the parent. In this case, the children were temporarily placed in the home under the condition that the biological father would not be present at any time. Child Protective Services developed information the father was in the home, and were in the process of revoking the trial placement when the parents fled with the children.

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