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Thu May 23, 2013
84-Year-Old ABQ Woman Indicted On Drug Trafficking Charges
An 84-year-old Albuquerque woman on an oxygen tank has been indicted for drug trafficking.
KRQE-TV reports that Lillie Smith was recently indicted by a Bernalillo County Grand Jury for trafficking, conspiracy to commit trafficking, tampering with evidence and possession.
Court documents show the charges stem from a warrant served at Smith's apartment back in 2011. Deputies suspected that the woman's son, Nathan Jones, was running a small drug operation out of her Albuquerque apartment.
Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Aaron Williamson says deputies found cocaine and marijuana on her and she tried to stash them during the investigation.
Court records show that Smith was arrested and has been released. Her son was also arrested.
It was not known if Smith or her son had attorneys.
Information from: KRQE-TV, http://www.krqe.com
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