Grandma Accused Of Dealing Drugs, Family Says Police Threatened To Tase Them
BUTLER COUNTY (KDKA) –- A Buffalo Township grandmother was arrested, after police say she was selling marijuana.
But the family of 64-year-old Candace Kelly says police have it all wrong, and even threatened to use a taser on a 17-year old girl.
State Police went to a home on Kepple Road in Buffalo Township and arrested 64-year-old Candace Kelly.
“They forced their way into the house, they were to have left papers, the lawyer says they didn’t leave (expletive),” said Kelly’s husband Roger.
Roger Kelly says officers told him they were with the drug interdiction task force, but he says they never produced identification.
He also says they forced him to stay at his daughter’s house nearby while they spent several hours questioning his wife.
“I think it’s a bunch of BS the way they went about it if they thought she was doing anything wrong, they should have got a warrant to come in at least, they should have questioned me about different things,” he said.
Kelly’s teenage granddaughter was in the house during the bust, she claims no one invited the officers inside.
The she says the trooper threatened to tase her if she took a cell phone picture.
“He pointed the Taser at me and said, ‘Hold it right there,’ and I said, ‘What are you going to do? I’m 17 years old, you going to tase me?’” she said. “He said, ‘I will tase you like you’re 18 years old.’”
She also accuses a trooper of putting a Taser to the head of her 15-year-old sister.
The criminal complaint says police confiscated 40 pounds of marijuana and $350,000 in cash. The family doesn’t deny the marijuana charge, but says there’s no way there was 40 pounds. They also say they don’t have the amount of money police claimed.
Police didn’t return our calls Tuesday.