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Police: Man High on Meth Tried to Sell a Child for $2,500 at a Kentucky Gas Station

A disturbing incident unfolded in Knox County, Kentucky, as a 29-year-old man, identified as Harry Day, attempted to sell a 4-year-old African American boy for $2,500 at a local gas station. The incident occurred in Corbin, located approximately 150 miles southeast of Louisville, according to Kentucky State Police.

Prompt action from witnesses led to an emergency call to 911, providing a description of the suspect’s vehicle. Law enforcement swiftly traced the child’s home and located him safely with his 26-year-old mother, Gertrude Henson. Authorities questioned Henson, resulting in criminal charges, according to WKYT.

During the subsequent search of the property, police discovered drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine, substances confessed to by both suspects as being used earlier that day.

Harry Day faces severe charges for promoting human trafficking involving a child under 18, alongside a DUI charge for driving under the influence. Day appeared before the court on Monday and entered a guilty plea specifically for the human trafficking offense, resulting in a one-year prison sentence.

In addition to the human trafficking charges, Henson faces multiple counts, including possession of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, possession of drug paraphernalia, and endangerment of a minor’s welfare, with two counts of the latter.

Currently, both Day and Henson are incarcerated in the Knox County Detention Center, where they await further legal proceedings.

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