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81-Year-Old Florida Man Accused of Being Ringleader of Narcotics Sales Operation

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Considering Florida is equally composed of elderly retirees and freewheeling drug dealers, it's surprising the two populations don't mix more often then they do. Octogenarian Arthur Cox was nabbed Tuesday as part of a six-month undercover sting focusing on illegal drug sales in Seminole County that also targeted his grandson, Erick Blakey, 26.

According to the Police Cox was the ringleader of the five people busted for illegally selling narcotics and prescription drugs. Cox -- in classic old guy fashion -- seems to be using the "I can't remember if I did it, so I didn't do it" defense.

"Listen, son, all this is a big bunch of crap," Cox told the Smoking Gun, which broke news of the arrest. While acknowledging that he had obtained Dilaudid for his grandson, he claimed not to recall having resold the painkiller to anyone else.

Cox further claims his innocence, saying he's been a good old boy for 81 years strong now.

"I'm 81-years-old. I've never been in trouble before in my life," he says.

Except for the 1983 lewd and lascivious behavior charge, that is. BUT COX CAN EXPLAIN!

He was just minding his own business, draining the lizard in an Orlando public bathroom when he was confronted by an undercover officer that Cox says claimed he was "shaking my dick at him." Seems like just a misunderstanding, who among us hasn't shaken their dick, only for someone to go and ASSUME we were shaking it at them? Tough break, Cox.

Cox got out of jail yesterday after his daughter posted $5,000 bond.

Cox, who is scheduled for a June 11 Circuit Court arraignment, wants everyone to know he is sorry he can't remember what he did, if he did it, but if he did he's sorry.

"I'm very sorry for whatever I've done," he said.

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