You might think this woman, AND the younger generation she consorts with, would be old enough to know better:
- A 96-year-old Cleveland County woman said Friday she didn't know how she ended up sitting in her wheelchair on seven rocks of crack cocaine when sheriff's deputies raided her house Monday.
"I've never seen them in my life," said Julia Roberts, of 128 Goforth Road, who was released from jail after being charged with possession of crack cocaine with intent to sell and deliver. "I don't know how they could get there."
But according to the search warrant affidavit, it's the third time Cleveland County deputies have seized crack cocaine at Roberts' home, which she shared with a son. An informant told deputies that Julia Roberts hid crack in her prosthetic leg during a previous search, according to the affidavit.
Capt. Bobby Steen of the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office implicated Roberts, two of her sons and a neighbor in a scheme to trade crack for stolen property, mostly jewelry and guns. He said the information came from burglary suspects.
....Harold Roberts, 61, was charged with possession of stolen goods after the search at the home he shared with his mother. His brother, James Roberts, 58, of 132 Goforth Road, was charged with possession of moonshine. A neighbor, Donald Eugene Bridges, 56, of 108-1 Antler Court, was charged with possession of stolen property.
Julia Roberts was also charged with possessing a crack pipe.
....William Roberts said he saw a lot of people going in and out of his mother's house, but is certain she was not aware of any drug activity in her house. He said the family is outraged that she was arrested, given her age.
But Steen said police are confident in their case.
"When you reach a certain age, is that when you're supposed to be good?" he said. "Are you not supposed to commit crime?" [Charlotte Observer]
Silly rabbit, crack is for kids.