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Darlene Mays, 73, arrested in major drug bust  – NY Daily News

In Nonsense on April 13, 2012 at 13:21

 

A 73-year-old grandmother is accused of selling marijuana in a small Oklahoma town.

Darlene Mays, 73, arrested in major drug bust 

A gun-toting 73-year-old in Oklahoma was arrested this week after authorities seized nearly $300,000 in cash and a sack full of marijuana.

Craig County Sheriff Jimmie Sooter told the Tulsa World newspaper that Darlene Mayes was booked on charges that include possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

“She didn’t say much,” Sooter told the newspaper. “She said the money was hers, that it was for retirement. Of course, once we got into it, it was pretty obvious it wasn’t hers.”

According to the newspaper, Mayes is a retired Department of Human Services worker.

The bust came five months after Craig County deputies and Vinita police got a tip that large amounts of drugs were being sold out of Mayes’ home, KJRH-TV reports.

Despite months of surveillance, authorities were shocked at just how involved Mayes allegedly is in the business.

“It was an extreme wow moment,” Vinita Police Chief Bobby Floyd told the TV station.

 

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