Betty Jordan

‘Kingpin Granny’ busted with more than 1K illegal pills was the ‘go-to’ drug dealer for decades: Cops

A 75-year-old woman given the nickname “Kingpin Granny” was arrested after police allegedly found more than 1,000 prescription pills in her Decatur, Tennessee, home.

Betty Jordan was arrested February 9 after police seized more than 1,000 prescription pills–including morphine, oxycodone, and Xanax–and more than $12,000 in cash and assets while raiding her home. Police executed the search warrant after undercover officers made a purchase from Jordan, according to WREG.

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“If you wanted strong painkillers and things like that, she was the go-to person,” Decatur County Sheriff Keith Byrd told the news station, adding that he was upset that she went unnoticed for so long.

“If it’s been going on for 20 years. That would put her in her fifties when she started doing this.”

Jordan, who uses a walker and a wheelchair to get around, was booked into the Decatur County Jail on three counts of manufacturing, delivery, sale or possession of drugs, one count of illegal possession of a legend drug, and two counts of possession of a legend drug with the intent to distribute. The 75-year-old was released after posting $50,000 bond, WZTV reported.

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Byrd said he expects more arrests to be made in the coming days but wouldn’t elaborate beyond that.

“Much like an octopus, this thing has tentacles that go in all different directions,” he said.

[Featured Image: Betty Jordan/Decatur County Sheriff’s Office]