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Mother indicted in baby trading case

LONDON, Ky. (WKYT) - The Laurel County grand jury has indicted a mother accused of trading her baby for a truck, but it chose not to indict the couple police say the mother traded the truck to.

The grand jury indicted Heather Kaminsky for prohibited act or practice in the adoption of a child, and unlawful possession of meth pre-cursors. She'll be arraigned in Laurel Circuit Court on September 21.

Meanwhile, the grand jury returned a no true bill against Jeremy and Jaimee Brown, meaning the human trafficking charges against them have been dismissed.

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office arrested the Browns in July, following an investigation.

In January, investigators say Kaminsky traded her newborn son to the Browns in exchange for a 1999 Dodge pickup truck.

Police say Kaminsky later sold the truck for $800 and some meth.

Police arrested Kaminsky in Putnam County, Florida. She was brought back to Laurel County to face charges.

During a jailhouse interview with WKYT on July 27, Kaminsky said she never traded her baby.

"They need to investigate and stop doing hearsay," Kaminsky said at the time. "And that's all it is. Someone called them and they got a tip on this and that. And that's what they believe."

Police also said Florida social services had taken children away from Kaminsky before, and that she had also been in trouble for meth before. Kaminsky said both of those claims were false.


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