Usually, it takes an investigation like a sting operation to catch a drug dealer. Not this time. In fact, the suspect called a narcotics agent with the Hinds County Street Crimes Task Force; allegedly trying to sell him drugs.
61-year-old Judy Weible, of Pearl, apparently keyed in the wrong number Tuesday night, calling and texting who she thought was a customer. Lt. Jeffrey Scott, of the Hinds County Sheriffs Department, said the investigator thought it was a joke until the calls and texts continued.
So, a meeting was arranged and Weible was arrested on hanging moss road in Jackson, with 30 hydrocodone pills and pipe loaded with marijuana.
Lt. Scott said, "Now, those pills, they go anywhere here in Jackson from maybe $10 to $20 a pill. Other states; as much as $60 a pill."
Scott continued, "You know, Howard, if this situation, this is a 61-year-old woman, somebody's grandmother, if it wasn't so sad, it would be hilarious. She's evidently in need of some kind of substance abuse treatment."
Weible's cell phone was also confiscated and Scott says people have been calling looking to buy drugs. Weible was in the Hinds County Detention Center and bond had not been set.
Scott says a case like this would never happen again in a million years.
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