An 80 year old woman has been arrested after police seized 100 kilograms of cocaine in a drug bust on her Rhode Island home. Narcotics cops raided the property of Martha Maddison in the Elmwood district of Providence last Tuesday. Once inside, they found the drugs stashed inside a wardrobe, in the room that her grandchildren stay in.
Maddison, known locally as the “Trap Queen,” is facing charges of 18 felony counts each of possession with the intent to manufacture, sell & supply a controlled substance, as well as maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for its production. If found guilty, she faces a prison sentence of up to 24 years.
Providence Police Narcotics and Organized Crime Bureau first started monitoring Maddison’s property on Potters Avenue, Elmwood, after neighbours reported a steady stream of visitors to the dwelling throughout both the night and daytime. After working the case for three months, the bureau were given an anonymous tip-off that a high quantity of drugs were being stored at the property, and obtained a search warrant.
Maddison is being held at Rhode Island Maximum Security Prison under a $800,000 secured bond. When asked by reporters why she had been selling drugs, the woman replied that she had wanted to send her grandchildren to college.