A 36-year-old Vancouver woman was due in court at 9 a.m. Monday after investigators said she tried to sell her infant son at a Taco Bell last week.
The Clark County Sheriff's Office said Heidi Knowles, also known as Heidi Gasaway, approached a woman who was eating at a Taco Bell restaurant on Thursday, handed the woman her her 3-day-old son, and offered to sell the boy for between $500 and $5,000.
The woman called 9-1-1 and investigators later found Gasaway and her son at Kay's Motel on NE Highway 99. She was arrested for outstanding warrants and booked into the Clark Co. Jail, where she is being held on $50,000 bail.
Gasaway was charged with attempted child selling/child buying.
The boy was placed in protective custody during the investigation.
Court documents indicated that Gasaway had been staying at the motel, but had no permanent address.
Detectives said she appeared under the influence at the time of her arrest. She told investigators she had been clean and had not done methamphetamine for a year.
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