Elderly woman hospitalized after drug agents show up

CEDARTOWN, Ga. - The daughter of a 76-year-old woman says her mother is hospitalized with a heart attack she suffered after drug agents who had the wrong address swarmed around her Polk County home.

Machelle Holl says her mother, Helen Pruett, became upset after she heard someone beating on her back door and when she went to answer it, the agents were beating on her front door and kitchen window.

Holl says her mother eventually let the officers in and they realized they had the wrong address for their arrest warrants.
Polk County Police Chief Kenny Dodd says the woman told them she was having chest pains and they called an ambulance.

Police say they wound up making seven arrests elsewhere. Federal officials say they're trying to determione how the mix-up happened.



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