Investigators say 30-year-old Heather Ann Kaminsky traded her newborn boy for a 1999 Dodge Dakota pickup truck. Now, Kaminsky has been extradited back to Kentucky to face charges of human trafficking of a victim younger than 18 after her arrest in Palatka, according to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office.
She was found at a Winn-Dixie supermarket. A sheriff's office spokesman told FOX 35, Kaminsky became pregnant while in Florida, then fled to Kentucky to avoid having her baby taken from her.
FOX 35 has learned that two other children have been taken from her by the Florida Department of Children and Families.
Kaminsky is accused of trading her newborn son for the truck in Kentucky to Jamiee and Jeremy Brown. Then, detectives said she sold the truck for $800 and some methamphetamines. Deputies said Kaminsky knew the Browns. The Browns told investigators that they were just trying to help.
All three are now facing human trafficking charges. Kaminsky says it can't be a crime, since Jeremy Brown is listed on the baby's birth certificate.
Kaminsky asked FOX 35 from her jail cell, "Did you guys see the birth certificate? Jeremy brown's on it, so how can I sell a baby? He's on the birth certificate."
Kaminsky added, "I've never been in jail for drugs, meth, and I've never fled any state or anything."
FOX 35 has learned the baby is safe and healthy with a foster family.