65 Year Old Grandmother Remanded To Prison After Being Busted With 18lbs Of Cocaine
The 65 year old grandmother who was busted with over 18 pounds of cocaine stashed in her motorized wheelchair appeared in court this morning and has been remanded to prison. The woman Maxine Batts who is paralyzed pleaded not guilty and told the magistrate that she did not know that cocaine was stashed in her wheel chair. The magistrate remanded her to prison until the 7th February.
The woman who address was given as eastern parkway Brooklyn and who is an American citizen was on her way to the airport when the vehicle she was being taken in was pulled over by police for a search. Reports indicate that the police may have been tipped off.
All of the woman’s bags were searched and nothing was found. But when a search was made of the wheel chair, the 9 kilos were discovered hidden in small packages in the back and the bottom of the wheelchair.
Capitol News understands that the grandmother has been making frequent trips to Guyana over the past year and made her way onto the radar of local lawmen in Guyana and in New York. She was a very frequent flyer one security source said. The paralyzed woman is the only person held and charged in connection with the bust.