A 60-year-old grandmother with an arsenal of guns is accused of drug trafficking.
Warren County Sheriff’s Department arrested Leslie Smith Cobb, 60, after a search of her Davis Street residence uncovered meth, various items of drug paraphernalia, and several weapons, including a loaded Smith & Wesson M&P 9mm.
Investigator Brystol Davis executed the search warrant on the residence after receiving information that drugs were being used and sold from the location with children present. The Department of Children’s Services was involved.
“A search was conducted of the residence,” according to the warrant by Davis. “During this search, two lockboxes were located that Leslie said were hers but she did not want to open them for officers.”
Forced entry revealed approximately half an ounce of a substance believed to be methamphetamine and the loaded Smith & Wesson.
“A continued search of the house resulted in miscellaneous drug paraphernalia, pipes, scales, baggies, and bongs,” according to the warrant. “Also located was an estimated 7 grams of suspected methamphetamine packaged for resale. All items were located within the room that Leslie occupies and keeps locked with only her having the passcode.”
Other items discovered: a New England 410, Victor plain 12-gauge box containing a pistol, rifle, and shotgun ammo, along with miscellaneous drug items, such as bongs, pipes and papers.
Cobb has been charged with simple possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine and, because Cobb is a convicted felon due to out-of-state drug charges, unlawful possession of a weapon.
The search was conducted while Cobb’s three grandchildren were in school and they are now in the custody of the Department of Children’s Services.
“There still could be additional charges pending further joint investigation between the Warren County Sheriff’s Department and DCS,” said Davis.