Hamilton woman, 74, arrested at border on decades-old drug charge
The Canadian Press
Published Tuesday, February 2, 2010 8:44PM EST
TORONTO - U.S. Customs and Border Protection says a 74-year-old Hamilton woman has been arrested on a drug warrant issued nearly 30 years ago in New York.
CBP says officers arrested Homenella Cole on Tuesday as she arrived at the Lewiston-Queenston border crossing in Lewiston, N.Y.
Officials say Cole was at the bridge to apply for a criminal waiver that would allow her to enter the U.S. as a visitor.
A warrant was issued on April 1, 1980, by the New York City Police Department charging Cole with possession with the intent to distribute marijuana.
Cole was arrested on the outstanding warrant and is in the custody of the New York State Police pending extradition to New York City.