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90-Year-Old Granny Arrested For Dealing Pot; Had 170 Pounds
By Steve Elliott ~alapoet~ in Global, News
Saturday, May 29, 2010 at 8:32 am
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A 90-year-old grandmother suspected of selling cannabis was arrested Friday after police raided her home and found more than 170 pounds of marijuana.

A squad of armed South African police officers with drug dogs stormed the elderly woman's home and discovered the pot stashed in multiple bags, according to the Daily Mail.

"This lady was quiet, old and looked like an angel sent from God," said the rather poetically inclined Police Inspector Kobeli Mokheseng.

"But we received a tip-off two weeks ago that a lot of people were going into her house and coming out looking happy," Mokheseng said.

Wow, happy people? That will not do! Obviously, law enforcement was called for, don't you think?

"We sent in a drugs team who were prepared for a shootout, but they soon realized there was nobody to fight," Mokheseng said.

Police found three types of marijuana, locally known as dagga, stashed in the pensioner's garden shed.

The elderly lady, who said she lived alone in the four-room home east of Johnannesburg, South Africa, was arrested and taken into custody.

"She will spend the weekend behind bars, educating the police officers on what she was doing," Inspector Mokheseng said.

"This was quite an extensive operation going on, with three types of the drug -- called Swazi, Local and Skans," Mokheseng said.

Wow, three separate strains? Granny's got it goin' on.

"We found money in plastic bags ready for the bank," Mokheseng said. "She was making quite a lot of cash."

"We understand she has many children and grandchildren, and we are trying to contact them," the police inspector said.

The woman is scheduld to appear before Alberton Magistrates' Court on Monday. She is charged with possession of illegal substances and selling cannabis.

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