Just days before a 79-year-old granny was supposed to have hip surgery, she was arrested under the suspicion of drug dealing. After one of the buyers of the alleged 79-year-old drug dealing granny informed the police about the senior’s unusual activity, Atlanta Police narcotics officers searched the granny’s home and found more than nine pounds of marijuana and more than $130,000 cash. The more than $130,000 cash had been stored by the alleged drug dealing granny in two metal lunch boxes.
According to a Daily News report on Feb. 12, 2013, 79-year-old Norma Cheren from southeast Atlanta was arrested on Thursday and charged with selling marijuana and possession with intent to distribute.
The alleged drug dealing senior would have been released on $25,000 bond but since her “retirement” income had been confiscated, the 79-year-old granny was unable to come up with that kind of amount of money.
Unfortunately, not being able to come up with the bond money for her release, Norma Cheren has to spend her time in jail instead of the hospital where she was scheduled to have hip surgery.
Since this is not the first time that the 79-year-old granny was arrested for dealing with drugs, her hip surgery might have to wait for a while. In 1991, Norma Cheren was sentenced to seven years probation for violating state drug possession laws.
While Norma Cheren’s neighbors are not surprised that drugs are being sold in the neighborhood, they are surprised that the alleged drug dealer is a 79-year-old granny who should be spending her time in a hospital getting her hip surgery instead of being in jail.