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64-Year-Old Fla. Grandmother Charged with Drug Trafficking

Theresia Taylor (Volusia County Sheriff's Office)

64-Year-Old Fla. Woman Arrested on Drug Trafficking Charges
Theresia Taylor (Volusia County Sheriff's Office)

OAK HILL, Fla. (CBS/WKMG) Children's toys and playful ornaments greet guests outside 64-year-old Theresia Taylor's Florida home, but inside drug agents reportedly found a "veritable cornucopia of prescription pills," marijuana and grow- lights.

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Volusia County sheriff's deputies arrested Taylor Thursday after an anonymous tip led to a month long investigation, according to CBS affiliate WKMG. Drug agents say they found more than 450 pain pills, including oxycodone and soma, a muscle relaxant, in Taylor's home. According to police, Taylor bought the pills from other elderly people and sold them for cash.

Deputies said they don't expect any more arrests, but some local residents can't imagine Taylor doing anything like this by herself. Some suspect that her son may have been involved, reports WKMG.

"That was very unlike her and that just blew my mind. Her son lived there in that house and her grandkids stayed at that house, too," said a young mother who lives nearby.

Deputies said the stash of drugs Taylor possessed was "large," which left some neighbors fearful as to who may bought the drugs. 

According to Volusia sheriff's spokesman Gary Davidson, Taylor was charged with trafficking oxycodone and hydrocodone in addition to two drug-possession charges, reports the Orlando Sentinel.

Taylor was booked into the Volusia County jail and her bail was set at $53,000, Davidson told the paper.


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