A mom from Florida, Jessica Beers, 28, attempted to sell her 5 year old son for a measly $2,000 to help her with her prescription drug addiction.
Beers had made friends with the wife of James Gardner at a local church. The couple helped Beers several times with cash so that she could feed her family.
Realizing she was homeless, the couple allowed Beers and her son to share their home with them, although it didn’t take too long for them to realize that the mom was addicted to prescription drugs.
More and more, Beers asked the Gardners to watch after her son until a short time ago, when she offered to sell him to them. They contacted police who set up a sting operation.
Jessica Marie Beers was booked into the Pinellas County Jail where she is being held without bond, after confessing to the crime. She is charged with one count of a prohibited act – sale of parental rights and a violation of probation charge. In 2008 Beers was arrested and convicted on a grand theft charge. Her son is now in protective custody.