A not guilty plea has been entered for a man accused of offering to trade his 3-month-old daughter for crack cocaine in Massachusetts.
Matthew Brace was arraigned Tuesday in District Court on a charge of reckless endangerment of a child reports MyFoxBoston.
The 24-year-old Brace appeared in court just over two weeks after he allegedly offered to give his daughter to a maintenance man at a gas station in exchange for "two 40s" -- slang for crack cocaine, not 40-ounce bottles of beer.
His attorney dismissed the charges as "totally trumped up allegations," saying prosecutors have no proof to support them.
The child's mother was in the store at the time buying cigarettes. She has not been charged.
The child is in state custody.