Two retired grandmothers in Scotland have been arrested and imprisoned after they were caught with more than $33,000 worth of cocaine and $70,000 in cash, GlasgowLive reports. Helen Wright, 67, and Moira Robertson, 65, used Robertson’s home in Ballieston as a storage space for the cash and drugs, both of which were discovered during a June 2019 raid on the property.
- These grandmas weren’t messing about. When police raided the property, they discovered 553 grams of cocaine with a street value of more than $30k along with scales and polythene bags. The cash was discovered soon after.
- Both women pleaded guilty to the charges against them. Wright and Robertson pleaded guilty at Glasgow Sheriff Court to one charge of being concerned in the supply of cocaine, with Wright receiving 20 months behind bars and Robertson Robertson being sentenced to 18 months.
- They seemed to be doing it for somewhat noble reasons. At the sentencing hearing, Sheriff Matthew Jackson QC said: “Miss Wright – you committed this to settle someone else’s debt. On the day you committed the crime you appeared at Miss Robertson’s house with more cocaine. It is a matter of great regret that I cannot find exceptional circumstances here and you have crossed the custody threshold.” As it turns out, Wright was trying to pay off her son’s drug debt.
- Jackson was guilty of trying to help her friend. “You carried out this crime for no financial gain to help out your so-called friend,” Jackson told her. “You said you did not know how much drugs would be involved and did not know there would be a significant amount of cash deposited. You stated you knew this was happening a week before and you knowingly used your home to store drugs and paraphernalia.”
Hopefully, they’ll learn their lesson this time and maybe even get released a bit early on good behavior.