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80-year-old arrested again on crack dealing charges

An 80-year-old woman who has been arrested again on drug charges says she's no crack dealer
/ Source: msnbc.com

An 80-year-old woman who has been arrested again on drug charges says she's no crack dealer.

"Wish I was, 'cause then I'd have money," Ola Mae Robinson told NBC station WPMI as she was being arrested by police who searched her Prichard home on Wednesday.

"You don't sell crack cocaine?" WPMI reporter Andrea Ramey asked her.

"Who? No! I don't have time for no crack cocaine," Robinson said.



But police told WPMI she was getting plenty of money selling drugs in the neighborhood. This past June, Robinson was arrested on possession and distribution charges.

Investigators say that in this week's search, they found crack cocaine and pills.

"How do you explain all the drugs in your house?" Ramey asked Robinson.

"It wasn't mine! Til they found me I was sitting up in my chair noddin'!" Robinson said.

Police Chief Jimmie Gardner told WPMI it's never easy to arrest an elderly person.

"It's tough because for all of us, we look up to the elderly community to be smarter, wiser, and responsible but unfortunately, I think she has a long history and age hasn't made a difference," Gardner said.