79-year-old woman jailed on drug charges

9:35 AM, Feb 12, 2013   |    comments
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ATLANTA -- A 79-year-old Atlanta woman has been arrested on drug charges after police found nine pounds of marijuana in her home.

Norma Cheren is being held in the Fulton County Jail.

Police say they followed one of Cheren's alleged customers after hearing about a possible drug deal and found marijuana in the woman's car. 

Police say the woman told authorities where she bought the drug and Cheren was arrested Thursday after police raided her house.

Authorities say they found a large container full of marijuana and more than $130,000 in cash stored in metal lunchboxes. 

Cheren has been charged with possession of marijuana, with intent to distribute - a felony. She was transported to the Fulton County Jail.

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