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Parsons woman, 75, arrested in drug bust

DECATURVILLE, Tenn. — "If you wanted strong painkillers and things like that, she was the go to person," said Decatur County Sheriff Keith Byrd.

Sheriff Byrd isn't talking about the head of some drug cartel. He's talking about 75-year-old Betty Jordan.

The Parsons, TN woman was charged with three counts of drug manufacturing/delivery/sale/possession and three counts of drug possession for "opioid's, heroin, morphine and different things," Sheriff Byrd said.

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

Sheriff Byrd is upset Jordan has been breaking the law and getting away with it for so long.

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

Sheriff Byrd tells us Jordan, who uses a walker and a wheelchair, is out on a $50,000 bond and is hospitalized.

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," Sheriff Boyd said.

A lot of people have heard of Betty Jordan in Parsons, TN, but only Casey Richards would comment.

He believes Jordan's age should be taken into consideration.

"With her being her age and stuff, I'd put her on probation for the rest of her life. If it was me," he said.