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70-Year-Old Woman Arrested With Son For Illegal Cough Syrup Ring

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That headline sounds odd all-around, but it's completely true, proving you're never too old to become a criminal!

Lucita Uy, a 70-year-old woman from Los Angeles County, and her 42-year-old son have been arrested for a narcotics scheme we never would have imagined in our wildest dreams.

According to authorities, the mother-son duo bought 3 pharmacies so they could purchase a powerful cough syrup called promethazine, which they sent from California to Houston, Texas.

What cost them just $9 a bottle was then concocted as a street drug called "purple drank" or "the lean" and sold for up to $600 a bottle in Houston!

To give you an idea of how much mula the family business was raking in, they bought more than 97,000 pints of this stuff, which could have potentially been worth $58 million!

The cough syrup criminals were indicted on two counts of conspiracy to launder money and conspiracy to structure cash transactions to evade federal reporting requirements.

Christopher Lamont Crawford and Kendra Patrice Manigault, co-conspirators living Houston, were also arrested.

It was hard enough for our parents to convince us to take a swig of cough syrup when we were kids, we can't imagine shelling out $600 to drink it now!

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