A financially-strapped grandmother was arrested last week in Clarksville after she told police she was robbed by a man officers later learned she sold prescription painkillers to.
According to police, 63-year-old Bessie Bryant was short on cash so she asked a family member to find someone she could sell the drug Loritab to.
A buyer was located and a purchase price of $400 was agreed on for 90 Loritab pills.
The buyer, however, was $100 short when he arrived at Bryant's Oakdale Drive home.
At first, police said Bryant agreed to take a handgun from the buyer as collateral until he could return with the other $100.
A few minutes later, when she changed her mind in fear the gun might be stolen, the man left the $300, took the pills and the gun and fled the home.
After the man left, Bryant concocted the robbery story and called police.
Bryant was charged with filing a false report and booked into the Montgomery County jail on a $2,500 bond.