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Mother Tries To Sell Baby At Taco Bell

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Jul. 19 2011, Updated 6:00 a.m. ET

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by Radar Staff

A mother in Washington State is being held on $50,000 bail after allegedly trying to sell her 3-day-old baby at a Taco Bell.

Heidi Lynn Gasaway -- who also goes by her maiden name Heidi Knowles -- appeared in court Monday.

She was arrested July 14 after a woman at the fast food restaurant in Vancouver called 911, saying she'd been offered the baby boy for a price between $500 and $5,000.

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According to court records, Gasaway, 36, is unemployed, on welfare and food stamps.

She told investigators she was living at a motel until she could find a shelter.

If convicted, Gasaway could face up to five years behind bars.

She’ll be back in court on July 29 for an arraignment hearing; at that time, she’s expected to enter a plea.

She’s also facing outstanding charges for theft and drug possession.

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