Woman accused of trading baby for pickup truck

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Putnam County Sheriff's Office booking photo of Heather Ann Kaminsky

PALATKA, Fla. - Authorities say a 30-year-old woman sold a baby boy for a 1999 Dodge Dakota truck in Kentucky and then fled to Putnam County.

The Putnam County Sheriff's Office says Heather Ann Kaminsky was arrested July 18 at a Winn-Dixie supermarket on State Road 19. She has been extradited back to Kentucky where she'll face charges of human trafficking.

Authorities say Kaminsky sold the baby shortly after his birth in January.

Deputies say the couple accused of trading their truck for the baby -- Jeremy and Jamiee Brown of Laurel, Ky. -- were arrested July 12 and also face human trafficking charges.

According to deputies, Kaminsky sold the truck for $800 and some methamphetamines.

Deputies say Kaminsky previously lived in Florida and the Department of Children and Families had taken two other children from her.

Investigators said Putnam County deputies were alerted that she might be in the area.

"They knew that she had previous ties to Putnam County," said Laurel County, Ky., spokesman Hancel Woods.  "They'd been looking for her for about a week."

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