Pot-Dealing Pennsylvania Grandmother Who Sold Drugs to Raise Grandkids Gets Jail Time

Woman raising grandkids gets months in prison over pot sales

A 65-year-old Pennsylvania grandmother who said she sold marijuana to help raise several grandchildren after her daughter died faces 15 to 30 months in state prison.

The (Tarentum) Valley News Dispatch reports Candace Kelly was also ordered Thursday to forfeit $393,000 that state police seized as drug proceeds when they raided her Buffalo Township home last fall. Police also seized 64 pounds of hydroponically grown marijuana.

Kelly pleaded guilty in October, telling a Butler County judge she sold as much as 100 pounds of marijuana a year for more than four years.

She said she used the money to support her four granddaughters.

Police said Kelly bought large quantities of marijuana at $3,300 per pound and resold it at a profit of $100 per pound.

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