PALATKA, Fla. -- A 30-year-old woman has been arrested in Palatka on charges she allegedly traded her newborn son for a 1999 Dodge Dakota.
Heather Kaminsky was arrested at the Winn-Dixie on State Road 19 in Palatka by deputies with the Putnam County Sheriff's Office Detective John Merchant and the U.S. Marshal's Service July 18, according to a news release from the Putnam County Sheriff's Office.
Kaminsky had an active warrant for human trafficking of a victim under 18 years of age out of Laurel County, Kentucky.
The warrant alleged in January that Kaminsky had sold her newborn son for a 1999 Dodge Dakota shortly after the child was born.
Kaminsky then allegedly sold the truck for $800 and some methamphetamines.
Kaminsky, who had connections to Putnam County, previously had her two children taken from her by the Department of Children and Families.
The couple who traded their truck for the baby, Jeremy and Jamiee Brown of Laurel, Kentucky, will face human trafficking charges.
Kaminsky was released from the Putnam County Jail on July 26 to be returned to Laurel County, Kentucky.
"This was a major case that Laurel County is taking very seriously. They were glad to get her and I'm very proud of Detective Merchant and the excellent work he did to help bring her to justice," said Putnam County Sheriff Jeff Hardy.
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