A Chandler woman insists that she's not a meth dealer -- she just arranges, buys, and is paid with either cash or meth, and she often conducts business with her infant daughter under the same roof.
Last week, police arrested 29-year-old Carol Stephen following several meth deals at the home at which she's staying. Her infant child was present for several of the deals, according to court documents obtained by New Times.
On four separate occasions, between February 3 and her arrest on February 17, Stephen "facilitated the purchase" of meth for a client. Too bad for Stephen that the client was an undercover cop.
In total, Stephen arranged for cops to buy 5.5 ounces of meth, court docs show.
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Cops searched Stephen's condo and found meth pipes, baggies, scales, and, of course, a lot of meth.
Stephen insists that though she uses meth, she ain't no dealer. She told police that when "clients" call her looking for the drug, she calls her supplier, sets up a buy, and -- for her trouble -- is paid in meth or cash.
We're no experts, but that sounds a lot like the job description of a drug dealer.
Stephen was booked into the Mesa City Jail on several meth-related charges, and one count of child abuse stemming from her bringin her 2-month-old baby to meth deals.