Talk about grannies gone wild! Elizabeth Marie Grube, 70, and her 65-year-old sister, Elaine Volkert, from Monroe County, Pa., have been arrested for allegedly distributing heroin and are facing drug charges after being arrested on April 14. According to CBS 3, investigators seized 400 bags of heroin with a street value of $8,000 and more than $2,000 from the home of Grube in the 1000 block of Ehler Street. On the same day, a task force seized 988 bags of heroin with a street value of $20,000 and approximately $1,600 in cash from Volkert’s home also in the 1000 block of Ehler Street. Whoa. This is heavy-duty stuff!
Police reportedly also seized quantities of Oxycontin and marijuana during the search. According to investigators, both Grube and Volkert had been selling between 500 and 1,500 bags of heroin every two weeks for the past two months. Police said that prior to selling heroin, the sisters had been selling crack cocaine.
Two days after the sisters were arrested, their supplier, Julio Cesar Checo, was taken into police custody. Grube and Volkert have been charged with possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance (heroin) and criminal conspiracy. Bail was set at $20,000.Checo was charged with Possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance (heroin), criminal conspiracy and criminal use of a communication facility (cell phone). He is being held on $75,000 bail. Source: CBS3.com
This is major and these two women, if found guilty, should be locked up for a long time. Wait, a long time won’t really be that long now, will it? The last thing one would expect to see are senior citizens being a part of the drug trade.