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California couple attempted sale of children for money and drugs, police say

Sarah Nilson, 32, and Vincent Calogero, 38, is accused of attempting to sell their children in exchange for money and drugs.

(Los Angeles Police Department)

A California couple was arrested after they tried to sell their children in exchange for money and drugs, authorities said Monday.

Vincent Calogero, 38, and Sarah Nilson, 32, were taken into custody about 4 a.m. Thursday after police received a call about possible child abuse, Los Angeles Police department said in a press release. The residents in the neighborhood called the police to report that the children were in danger. It is unclear what the incident led to the report.

Calogero and Nilson tried to give or sell their two sons in exchange for money and drugs, police said. The children were placed with the Department of Children and Family Services staff.

The couple were booked on suspicion of misdemeanor child in danger, child neglect, and under the influence of a controlled substance. They are held on $100,000 bail.

The police asked people who witnessed Calogero and Nilson are trying to sell their children to come forward.

Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter via @bykatherinelam

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