Connecticut Grandmother and Grandson Arrested for Alleged Drug Trafficking

Connecticut Grandmother and Grandson Arrested for Alleged Drug Trafficking

Police in Connecticut recently announced the arrest of a grandmother and grandson, charging them with allegedly running a drug ring out of their Plainfield home.

Police charged Elaine Coffey, 65, and her grandson, Nicholas Coffey, 24, with a series of heroin-related offenses this month.

The 65-year-old was charged with possession of heroin with the intent to sell, narcotics possession, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Her grandson is charged with the same offenses along with “operating under suspension and traveling unreasonably fast.”

A second woman, Jody Read, 34, was also arrested on similar charges during the bust.

“Police said they received numerous tips ‘concerning an abundance of short-term traffic in and around the area of [a] Hemlock Drive [home]’ between June and July 2014,” WTNH TV reported. “Other callers reported that Nicholas Coffey was selling drugs from the home and he was being driven around by Jody Read in a gray-colored Toyota Corolla.” Police went on to report that they picked up the younger pair in the Toyota on Route 14 after they picked up the drugs.

Bonds were set at $20,000 for each offender. They were ordered to appear in Danielson Superior Court on August 4.

Earlier this year, police in Bristol, CT made a major bust when they arrested a clerk allegedly selling heroin from the Mini Mart where he worked.

Use of the addictive drug has been growing in the U.S. With pot sales becoming legal in many states, drug cartels are shifting to heroin and have flooded the U.S. with cheap doses of the drug.

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