Gun-toting grandmother tries to take back neighborhood from Spice dealers

INDIANAPOLIS – Fed up and armed with a gun, a grandmother is trying to take back her neighborhood from the drug dealers she says ripped it apart. Jonnie McIntosh gave WXIN her message for any criminals at work near her Haughville, Indiana block: “It is loaded. Get your drugs and get out of my neighborhood.” McIntosh said two of those suspected drug dealers threatened to shoot her and her 70-year-old husband over a drug deal on Tuesday. “He pulled his gun out and when I saw the gun come out that is when I grabbed my gun,” McIntosh said. The no-nonsense granny said she grabbed her loaded Glock when the suspects demanded $20.00 for her grandson’s Spice debt. “If you are stupid enough to sell it to these kids, you get what you deserve,” McIntosh said. McIntosh told WXIN that her grandson just overdosed on Spice two weeks ago. “I do not see what they get out of it," she said. "Who wants to sit there passed out and do not have a clue what is going on around them.” McIntosh is trying to help him get clean, but said Spice dealers are on every street near her house on N. Berwick. Spice has been an ongoing issue for police in Indianapolis. Just this month, emergency crews recorded runs to nearly a dozen drug overdoses within a mile of McIntosh’s home. “Back in my day, it was marijuana and Boones Farm wine. That is all my parents had to […]

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