The Florida Department of Law Enforcement took 45-year-old Patty Bigbee into custody when they caught her meeting with a buyer in Daytona Beach, US, the Orlando Sentinel reported.
Authorities began investigating the case in October when Bigbee allegedly approached a â€œthird partyâ€ and offered to sell the baby for $75,000, though the buyer eventually talked the grandmother down to $30,000, the paper said.
Bigbee accepted the offer and was arrested at the scene of the would-be transaction. Her grandson was placed in the care of the Department of Children and Families.
Deputies announced later Friday that they’d arrested a second person connection with the case.
Lawrence Works, 42, of Holly Hill, was charged with being a principal to the illegal sale or surrender of a child. It’s unclear what his connection is to Bigbee or the child.
A Department of Children and Families spokesman said the baby showed no outward signs of neglect or abuse and is “doing well.”
Spokesman John Harrell said the baby will be subjected to a full physical screening. The FDLE initially said the baby was eight weeks old, but Harrell said the child was actually 12 weeks old.
He said the baby’s mother had no history of child abuse or neglect.
Read more at the Orlando Sentinel.