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Tennessee sheriff: ‘Kingpin Granny’ was the ‘go-to’ drug dealer for decades

DECATURVILLE, Tenn. -- A Tennessee sheriff said a 75-year-old woman was a go-to person for drug dealers for several decades.

Betty Jordan was referred to as the "Kingpin Granny," according to WZTV.

"If you wanted strong painkillers and things like that, she was the go to person," Decatur County Sheriff Keith Byrd told WREG.

The Parsons, Tennessee, woman was charged with three counts of drug manufacturing/delivery/sale/possession and three counts of drug possession for opioids, heroin, morphine and different things, Byrd said.

Undercover officers also seized Oxycodone, Xanex and $12,000 in cash after making a purchase from Jordan and raiding her home.

Byrd said he's upset Jordan has been able to operate without detection for so long.

"If it's been going on for 20 years. That would put her in her 50s when she started doing this," he said.

He expects more arrests in the case but wouldn't elaborate.

"Much like an octopus, this thing has tentacles that go in all different directions," Byrd said.

Byrd said Jordan, who uses a walker and a wheelchair, is out on a $50,000 bond and undergoing treatment for an unknown condition at a hospital.