‘Grandma Stinky’ sentenced for receiving drugs through mail
An Aurora woman charged with numerous drug crimes including receiving mail shipments of marijuana from her son in California has pled guilty in Dearborn Superior Court II.
Debra Ferguson, 59, Aurora pleaded guilty to one count of possession of methamphetamine and one count of corrupt business influence after law enforcement received a call from a concerned resident about Ferguson regularly receiving mail shipments of marijuana.
Ferguson was sentenced to six years with the Indiana Department of Corrections after “pleading open” to Judge Sally McLaughlin in Dearborn Superior Court II, who determined the sentence.
Ferguson’s son, Eric Anderson, a resident of Marysville, Calif., pled guilty to corrupt business influence, a Level 5 Felony on Thursday, Nov. 1. He received a six-year suspended sentence to probation. The information the concerned citizen gave led law enforcement to Ferguson and her son, Eric Anderson, who lives in Yuba County, Calif.
After an investigation was opened on this case, The United States Postal Service assisted Aurora police in their investigation by conducting a controlled delivery of a package containing 720 grams of marijuana addressed to “Grandma Stinky” at her address on Fifth Street in Aurora, said Dearborn County Prosecutor Lynn Deddens. After the delivery was conducted, a search warrant was issued for Ferguson’s residence where “officers obtained numerous narcotic prescription medications that we’re packaged for delivery, multiple packages of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, packaging supplies, cell phones and an undisclosed amount of cash,” according to Aurora Police Chief Josh Daughtery.