BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - A Buffalo grandmother who headed a drug ring that operated 24/7 in the City of Buffalo has pleaded guilty to conspiracy and drug charges.
Theresa Anderson, 56, along with family members sold crack cocaine in shifts on Swinburne and Deshler Streets in the city. In order to monopolize narcotic sales, Anderson would threaten and intimidate rival drug dealers and buy homes in the area that were then used as sale and storage locations.
Anderson was arrested in February 2012 along with eight others, five of which are either her children or grandchildren, one of which is her husband, and two others who are boyfriends of her daughters. So far, three others have been convicted. Authorities say the nine managed to operate the drug ring for 12 years, from 2000 to 2012.
Anderson will be sentenced in October and faces a mandatory minimum 20 years in prison. A judge could also put her behind bars for life.
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