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“In my day, we slang yeyo uphill both ways….”

Tinnen93.jpgSo might say 93-year-old William C. Tinnen. The North Carolina nonagenarian was arrested last week after a police raid of his house turned up coke, drug paraphernalia and guns. Three others were arrested as part of this large undercover sting, and they were all hit with a slew of charges (interestingly, those other three have a collective age that’s only a little more than Tinnen’s 93 years). Tinnen, himself, was hit with charges of cocaine-trafficking, possession with intent to sell, possession of drug paraphernalia and owning a house to sell drugs from.

Needless to say, Tinnen is facing a sentence, if convicted, which would keep him in jail for whatever years he has left.

The sad part of this story is this — what has this country come to when even our drug dealers can’t retire and enjoy their golden years? Breaks your heart, doesn’t it?