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79-Year-Old Woman Arrested For Selling Marijuana

79-Year-Old Woman Arrested For Selling Marijuana

A 79-year-old woman has been arrested for selling marijuana. Norma Cheren of Atlanta, Georgia is being charged with a felony after police found nine pounds of marijuana in her home.

The Atlanta Police Narcotics division searched Cheren’s home after receiving a tip. Officers recovered a plastic tote containing nine pounds of marijuana and several “metal lunch boxes” filled with over $130,000 cash.

Cheren was scheduled for a hip replacement next week. Although her public defender pointed this out to the judge, her bond was set at $25,000. As Reported by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the surgery will likely have to be postponed.

Neighbors were shocked to learn that their 79-year-old neighbor had been arrested for selling marijuana. They expressed their disbelief that the kind elderly lady could be involved with selling drugs. Cheren was friendly with her neighbors, always waving and smiling as she passed. Although a friend notes that Cheren is “old and can barely move,” she continued to go for walks every day.

As reported by Detroit News Daily, Cheren’s neighbors have seen a slight increase of crime in the neighborhood. Although some are not surprised that a neighbor was arrested for selling marijuana, they were surprised that the neighbor was nearly 80 years old.

This is the second time Cheren has faced drug charges. She was arrested for possession of marijuana in 1991. Cheren avoided incarceration and was instead sentenced to seven years of probation.

The 79-year-old woman is currently being held on$25,000 bond for felony possession of marijuana with an intent to distribute.

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8 Responses to “79-Year-Old Woman Arrested For Selling Marijuana”

  1. Wayne Beigel

    She got seven years probation for a poss charge? Dam, stay out of Ga!

  2. José Hurtado

    So a very nice neighbor is being tried like a dangerous criminal for simply attempting to distribute a plant by far less dangerous than tobacco? F*ckin' world… ¬¬ & yes it was a sh*t load of money, but it is only the government's fault she got involved with the black market & was about to make such a large sum.

  3. Bridget Waters

    This is garbage. The woman was self-supporting (I hope she wasn't claiming social security at the same time). They expect older folks to live on nothing when they get too old to work? Abuses like this are why we need to decriminalize!

  4. Diana Sanchez

    a child moleter gets less time… the law's for WEED have to change. This is rediculess, THIS LAW IS STUPID & OUT DATED….Time to move into the 21st centry….