updated 1/14/2010 3:13:37 PM ET 2010-01-14T20:13:37

Authorities arrested a woman who allegedly tried to trade her 2-year-old daughter for a gun.

Maricopa County Sheriff's deputies went to the home of 33-year-old Tanya Nareau on Tuesday after receiving a tip about the swap.

At Nareau's home, a family friend who had the child confirmed to deputies that Nareau gave the girl to him for a gun.

Deputies said Nareau felt that the friend would do a better job in raising the child. Nareau also claimed she could not buy a weapon because she's prohibited to do so by law, Deputies said.

Nareau was booked into jail. She's charged with the unlawful sale of a child and solicitation to possess a weapon by a prohibited person.

It wasn't clear whether Nareau had a lawyer.

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