Maricopa County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 33-year-old Tanya Nareau after receiving a tip about the swap. While at Nareau’s home, deputies spoke with a family friend who had the child and confirmed to deputies that Nareau gave the girl to him for a gun.
Deputies say Nareau felt that the family friend would do a better job in raising the child than she would. They say Nareau also claimed she could not buy a weapon because she’s prohibited to do so by law.
Nareau has been charged with the unlawful sale of a child and solicitation to possess a weapon by a prohibited person.