Authorities claim that one of the more unusual drug dealers in America was put of commission when 75-year-old grandmother Betty Jean Jordan was arrested in a major bust in Tennessee’s Decatur County.
The wheelchair-bound Jordan, dubbed “Kingpin Granny” by law enforcement, faces a long list of charges after a lengthy undercover investigation into the illegal sale of prescription drugs in the county. While conducting the probe, agents allegedly purchased pills from Jordan, The Smoking Gun reports.
During a search of her home in Parsons, Tennessee, a small, quiet town outside of Nashville, Decatur County Sheriff’s Office investigators said they discovered more than 1,000 prescription pills, including heavy-duty painkillers like Morphine and Oxycodone and the anti-anxiety drug Xanax, Fox 17 reports. Jordan was allegedly operating a veritable opioid super center right out of her house.
Investigators also claim they seized more than $12,000 worth of cash and assets while executing the search warrant.
The senior citizen was booked in Decatur County Jail on Feb. 9 and faces six felony narcotics charges: three counts of drug manufacturing, delivery, sale and possession; two counts of possession of a legend drug with intent; and possession of a legend drug, Fox 17 reports. Jordan also faces a charge of evading arrest.
She has since been released after posting a $50,000 bond.
Police say the investigation is still ongoing, and they are expected to make more arrests in connection to Jordan’s alleged distribution scheme.