TSG – An 81-year-old man was one of five “primary dealers” who headed a narcotics and prescription drug ring that was busted this week by Florida cops. Octogenarian Arthur Cox was nabbed Tuesday as part of a six-month undercover investigation targeting illegal drug sales in Seminole County. According to cops, Cox was a ringleader of the group, which resold pills that were provided by coconspirators who were prescribed the drugs. Pictured below, Cox is flanked by the ring’s other alleged leaders (who are between 23 and 31). Investigators allege that Cox sold $1000 worth of Dilaudid, a transaction that was witnessed by undercover agents. Cox’s grandson, Erick Blakey, 26, was also arrested in the drug sweep.
“Listen, son, all this is a big bunch of crap,” Cox said in a TSG interview. While acknowledging that he had obtained Dilaudid for his grandson, he claimed not to recall having resold the painkiller to anyone else.
Cox, who said that he worked for decades as a lake cleaner, said, “I’m 81-years-old. I’ve never been in trouble before in my life.” His rap sheet, however, includes a 1983 felony collar for lewd and lascivious behavior.
Love Arthur Cox still mixing it up in the streets at his age pushing pills and stacking paper. Some 81 year olds sit on their porch and wait to die. Some run a state wide drug ring slinging morphine. Scared money don’t make money. Never been more true. Not Arthur Cox’s fault he didn’t make enough to retire comfortably at a decent age as a lake cleaner. Some people need to put in a little extra work to earn for themselves and provide for their great grandkids. Like Biggie said, either you got a wicked jump shot or your slinging Dilaudid out of the storage compartment of your Hoverround.