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93-Year-Old Charged With Drug Trafficking

Posted August 24, 2007 4:25 p.m. EDT

— Police on Thursday arrested four people on drug trafficking charges, including a 93-year-old man, during two raids and an undercover operation by the Special Operations Division.

William C. Tinnen, 93, was arrested after officers raided a house at 204 Teel St. He was charged with cocaine trafficking, possession of cocaine with the intent to sell or deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a dwelling for the sale of drugs. Officers also confiscated three firearms from the house, police said.

Ryheme McLaurin, 25, and Doris Faye McLaurin, 52, both of 1113-B Gurley St., were charged with trafficking in heroin or opium, maintaining a dwelling for the sale of drugs and other felony drug charges. Officers raided the Gurley Street apartment and also confiscated Percocet, Oxycodone, cocaine and Vicodin, police said.

Francisco Morales Medina, 38, of Ellis Road, was charged with two counts of trafficking methamphetamine, possession of cocaine and methamphetamine with the intent to sell or deliver, maintaining a vehicle for the sale and delivery of drugs and sale and delivery of methamphetamine. Investigators confiscated 11 grams of cocaine, 70 grams of methamphetamine and a Ford pickup truck, police said.