May 09, 2011

Grannies Gone Wild - North Carolina Authorities Drop The Net On Drug Dealing Grannies

Left to right - Mary Hargrove, Shirley Prince and Cassie Dail

Supply, North Carolina (The Weekly Vice) - Having solved all rape, robbery and murder cases in New Brunswick County, North Carolina - authorities turned their sights on a heinous crime that seems to be sweeping the county. Drug dealing grannies!

Mary Lee Hargrove, a 72-year-old North Carolina grandmother, was jailed Monday after she allegedly peddled various drugs from her home.

According to the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office, Hargrove was apprehended by agents with the Brunswick County Vice Narcotics unit, and is the third elderly woman apprehended within the last few weeks.

Hargrove was booked into jail and was charged with three counts of trafficking opium or heroin (41.4 grams), maintaining a dwelling for the purpose of distributing controlled substances and possession of drug paraphernalia. Her bond was set at $100,000.

Two other elderly women were arrested by New Brunswick deputies late last month in an unrelated case.

Shirley Lee Prince, 64, and Cassie Floyd Dail, 73, were apprehended after detectives received numerous tips about suspicious activity at their Ocean Isle residence. Detectives seized $215 in cash and various medications including hydrocodone and alprazolam tablets from the home.

Prince and Dail were charged with one count of trafficking opium. Bonds in their cases was set at $100,000.

Mandi Milenko
The Weekly Vice

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