Kentucky Mom Accused of Trading Newborn Son for Truck

She sold the truck for $800 and meth, police said

By Cathy Rainone
|  Friday, Jul 13, 2012  |  Updated 11:29 AM EDT
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Kentucky Mom Accused of Trading Newborn Son for Truck

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The couple who took the baby were arrested for human trafficking.

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A Kentucky mother traded her newborn son for a truck, according to the Laurel County Sheriff's Office, WKYT -TV reported.

Heather Kaminskey, 30, handed her baby to Jamie and Jeremy Brown in January and then sold the truck for $800 plus some meth, according to police.

Police said they discovered the scheme when Kaminskey tried sell the vehicle. They arrested the Browns and charged them with human trafficking. The baby boy appeared to be well taken care of, investigators said.

Kaminskey, police said, might be in Florida and they are hoping to obtain warrants for her arrest. She apparently called neighbors of the Browns on Thursday and told them that she’s distraught over what happened and that she wants to return to Kentucky, WKYT reported.

In other baby-for-sale news, a Philadelphia dad said to be desperate for some quick cash to buy drugs tried to sell his baby girl on Friday, police sources and neighbors told NBC Philadelphia.

A couple he approached called police and another neighbor pretended he was going to buy the 6-month old baby until police arrived to arrest the man, NBC Philadelphia reported. The baby was taken to a hospital to be checked out.

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