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Published:April 30th, 2009 09:38 EST
Dope-Dealing Elders: A Problem in P.A.

Dope-Dealing Elders: A Problem in P.A.

By Christopher HIllenbrand

Two sisters, aged 65 and 70, in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, are accused of dealing heroin from right out of their homes. And though the news is hard to fathom, the state`s prosecution finds it even more shocking given the appearance of the two older women implicated as drug dealers in the relatively small city in the Pocono Mountain region of northeastern Pennsylvania: one of the last places anyone would suspect as being the home of two elderly women facing felony drug charges.

Monroe County District Attorney David Christine said that both women, whose identies haven`t been released to the press yet, are average-looking older women that appear harmless at hindsight.

But as the Stroudsburg police allege, the women had been dealing heroin out of their homes in the city for close to six months now and were seeing about $10,000 a week from heroin sales.

According to a police spokesperson, a 28-year-old male from Allentown is also implicated in the prosecutor`s case as the women`s heroin supplier.