Police: ‘Grandma Stinker’ received marijuana shipments from son

Police: ‘Grandma Stinker’ received marijuana shipments from son
Debra Lee Ferguson (Dearborn County Sheriff's Department)

AURORA, IN (FOX19) - A 58-year-old woman was arrested on several drug charges after an investigation in Aurora.

According to police, the investigation began when they received a call from a citizen stating Debra Ferguson was receiving mail shipments of marijuana on a regular basis from her son, Eric Anderson, who lives in Yuba County, California.

Police said a package containing 720 grams of marijuana addressed to "Grandma Stinker" was made to Ferguson's Fifth Street residence.

A search warrant for her home was obtained.

"Officers discovered numerous narcotic prescription medications packaged for delivery along with multiple packages of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, packaging supplies, cell phones and an undisclosed amount of cash," Aurora Police Chief Josh Daugherty said.

Ferguson was charged with dealing in methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, corrupt business influence, conspiracy to deal marijuana, dealing in marijuana, dealing in a narcotic drug, possession of a narcotic, and maintaining common nuisance.

A warrant has been issued for Anderson on charges of corrupt business influence, conspiracy to deal marijuana, and dealing in marijuana.

Feruson's bond was set at $35,000 cash and $200,000 surety.

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