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74-year-old Florida woman in wheelchair is a Kingpin.
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ORLANDO, Fla. -- The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration announced Tuesday the arrests of 10 people accused of involvement in what the agency calls a "significant" heroin organization based in Orlando, reports CBS affiliate WKMG.

Agents said Ruth Perez-Lopez, a 74-year-old woman who used a wheelchair, led the organization, which allegedly peddled as much as two kilos of heroin per month. Agents said the group took in $300,000 per month.

The arrests were made as part of DEA raids nicknamed "Operation Deals on Wheels" by the agency.

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The Orlando home where the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency says Ruth Perez-Lopez, a 74-year-old woman who uses a wheelchair, ran a heroin ring. CBS AFFILIATE WKMG
Three of those arrested were selling heroin out of a small house in a suburban section of the city, agents say. Investigators say the bulk of the heroin came from Colombia.
The group primarily sold the drug in pill form, for $10 per pill, a DEA spokesperson told 48 Hours' Crimesider. She said the drug has become a cheap alternative for those who are addicted to prescription opioids.

"It's really close to what was happening with crack. It's cheap and affordable, and that's why it's spreading so fast," said Anne Judith Lambert, of the DEA's Miami division.

Lambert said as agents were preparing to launch the raid, at 10 minutes before 6 a.m., a mother of four showed up to purchase heroin. She was also arrested.

"It just goes to show you what this does. Who gets up at 10 to six to buy drugs?" Lambert asked.

Others arrested as part of the bust include: Wilfredo Torres-Reyes, Angel Contreras-Lozada, Rolando Gomez-Arroyo, Henry Thomas, Miguel Ortiz-Ortiz, Eddie Guerrido, Chris Garrido, Richard "Ricky" Miranda and Jose Merejo.

The suspects were taken to Orange County Jail, according to agents. They will be prosecuted by the Office of the Attorney General of Florida. Perez-Lopez's bond was set at more than $600,000. In order to post that bond, she will have to prove to a judge that it didn't come from the proceeds of selling drugs.

DEA agents also seized guns and ammunition as part of the raid, they said. Thy are still searching for two other suspects allegedly connected to the heroin ring. They would not disclose the suspects' identity.
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/10-arrested-in-florida-heroin-bust-including-74-year-old-woman-in-wheelchair/


Seriously what are you going to do to her? Give her Jail time? She going to be dead anyway in a few years.
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That's hot
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I laughed at "Operation Deals on Wheels."
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It just goes to show you, if an 8 year old Florida Boy can try to pull off an armed robbery, a Florida Elderly can be a drug king pin...
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The new Golden Girls?

Someone get Betty White stat!
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Weird Al needs to do a Riding Dirty version for this.
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They should force her to sell all her drugs and take the money for the state.
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Baddiewinkle, is that you?
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this reminds me of the tatted up grandma who bought my turrbo AWD impulse, lol 800 made it state side and she ended up with one in mint condition.
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It just goes to show you, if an 8 year old Florida Boy can try to pull off an armed robbery, a Florida Elderly can be a drug king pin...


Lol when this happen? XD
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DeadlyOats wrote:

It just goes to show you, if an 8 year old Florida Boy can try to pull off an armed robbery, a Florida Elderly can be a drug king pin...


Lol when this happen? XD


well, a kid in a tiny town in arizona was like the same age. he counted ever spanking he got, and when he reached 100, he took his .22 and shot his father dead.
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lambofgenesis wrote:


DeadlyOats wrote:

It just goes to show you, if an 8 year old Florida Boy can try to pull off an armed robbery, a Florida Elderly can be a drug king pin...


Lol when this happen? XD


well, a kid in a tiny town in arizona was like the same age. he counted ever spanking he got, and when he reached 100, he took his .22 and shot his father dead.


That isn't armed robbery but it does seem justified.


109 spankings is harsh if it's in non-S&M situations
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lambofgenesis wrote:


nemoskull wrote:


lambofgenesis wrote:


DeadlyOats wrote:

It just goes to show you, if an 8 year old Florida Boy can try to pull off an armed robbery, a Florida Elderly can be a drug king pin...


Lol when this happen? XD


well, a kid in a tiny town in arizona was like the same age. he counted ever spanking he got, and when he reached 100, he took his .22 and shot his father dead.


That isn't armed robbery but it does seem justified.


109 spankings is harsh if it's in non-S&M situations


it wasnt 100 at a single time, it was spread over a long time. he kept records.saint johns, i think was the city.
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