84-year-old New Mexico woman indicted for drug trafficking

Published May 23, 2013

| Associated Press

An 84-year-old Albuquerque woman on an oxygen tank has been indicted for drug trafficking.

KRQE-TV reports that Lillie Smith was recently indicted by a Bernalillo County grand jury for trafficking, conspiracy to commit trafficking, tampering with evidence and possession.

Court documents show the charges stem from a warrant served at her apartment in 2011.

Deputies suspected that the woman's son, Nathan Jones, was running a small drug operation out of her home. But the sheriff's office says deputies found cocaine and marijuana on Smith and she tried to stash the drugs during the investigation.

Court records show that Smith was arrested and has been released. Her son was also arrested. It was not known if either of them has a lawyer.

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