• AG: Woman, 64, accused of trafficking pot arrested with $392K, 64 pounds

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    SARVER, Pa. - A 64-year-old Butler County woman accused of trafficking bulk quantities of marijuana was arrested Tuesday, Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced.

    According to Kane, Candace Kelly allegedly trafficked as much as 100 pounds of marijuana per year since 2009.

    “Evidence and testimony regarding the alleged drug trafficking were presented to a statewide investigating grand jury, which recommended the criminal charges being filed today,” Kane said.

    According to a grand jury, Kelly received three shipments of 30 to 40 pounds of marijuana per year since 2009, which she allegedly sold for $3,400 per pound. 

    Agents executing a search warrant at Kelly's Sarver residence seized about $392,000 and 64 pounds of marijuana, hashish and psilocybin mushrooms, Kane said.

    According to Kane, Kelly is charged with one count of possession with intent to deliver marijuana; one count of possession with intent to deliver psilocybin mushrooms; one count of possession of marijuana; one count of possession of psilocybin mushrooms; one count of criminal conspiracy; and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.      

    Kelly was arraigned and her bail was set at $100,000. She faces a preliminary hearing Feb. 5.

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