Meet Chiquita “Big Momma” McPherson.
The 40-year-old Connecticut woman was arrested Saturday on charges that she ran a large heroin distribution ring and used her 10-year-old son to deliver the drug to street-level dealers.
McPherson and her alleged partner, Leroy “Baby Lee” Bember, 50, were collared following an undercover operation by the Stratford Police Department. During a raid on the couple’s home, police seized heroin, cocaine, and narcotics packaging material.
Investigators charge the pair’s residence doubled as a drug factory, with McPherson in charge of processing raw heroin and packaging it for sale. As part of the narcotics operation, McPherson allegedly directed her youngest child to deliver heroin to the ring’s dealers.
Seen above, McPherson, a mother of four, was charged with narcotics sales, operating a drug factory, and conspiracy. For allegedly involving her son, McPherson was also charged with risk of injury to a child.
Free on $20,000 bond, McPherson is scheduled for a May 31 arraignment on the felony counts. Bember, a convicted felon whose rap sheet includes narcotics convictions, is locked up in lieu of $100,000 bond.
McPherson and Bember are seen in the below photo, which was uploaded to McPherson’s Facebook page a few days before the duo’s arrest.