An Indiana couple did the unthinkable, when they sold their infant son to drug dealers for $13,000, a car and 50 Oxycontin pills.
Anna Marie Riggs, 26, and her husband Brandon, sold their four month son Brandon Riggs Jr. to Stephen P. Lynch Jr., a 31-year-old drug dealer who has been charged with conspiracy to deal narcotics and conspiracy to commit child selling while profiting from an adoption.
Brandon Sr. wrote a letter explaining that he and his wife did not sell their baby.
As Reported By Pharos-Tribune:
“In no kind of way did we sell our baby. Not money, not drugs, nor a simple car have any part in the adoption process,” Brandon Riggs wrote in a letter to the Pharos-Tribune.
Police say Riggs and his wife, Anna Riggs, sold their son for $13,000, a car and drugs to Stephen P. Lynch Jr., and his wife, Melissa D. Lynch.
All four were charged with Class A felony conspiracy to deal in a narcotic, as well as conspiracy to commit child selling and profiting from an adoption as D felonies.
The Riggses also were charged with welfare fraud for allegedly receiving nearly $3,000 in food stamps and assistance from December 2009 through July 31, 2011, even though their child no longer lived with them.
Brandon Riggs is being held in Cass County Jail on unrelated drug charges, and his wife was arrested Oct. 8 in California. Stephen Lynch was arrested Oct. 6 in Howard County, but his wife has not been located yet.
Good to see that young Brandon, who is now 2 years old, has been placed in the care of Child Protective Services.