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Cops: Suspected Dealer Found With Marijuana Buds, Over $800 in Cash

Orland Park officers found marijuana in a car driven by a woman who was accused of selling earlier in the year, and text messages with requests from buyers.

An Orland Park woman who had been accused of selling marijuana earlier in the year, was found with buds in her car and text messages from people looking to buy from her.

On May 30, officers pulled over a car after seeing it not signal while turning, as it drove in a circle around a neighborhood, in the 8800 block of 140th Street around 8:55 p.m. One of the officers recognized the driver from past contacts involving drug transactions, noticed the car didn’t have a village sticker and smelled marijuana inside the car, police said.

The driver’s eyes were red and glassy, and her hand shook as she spoke with the officers, according to the report. When asked to step out of the car, she refused and pulled out her cell phone to search through contacts, police said. She tried pulling the door shut after an officer opened the door, almost clipping his hand in the door by doing so, according to the report.

She struggled once pulled out of the car, and had to be put on the ground to be handcuffed, and wouldn’t let go of her car’s bumper while police tried cuffing her, police said. An officer found a “large amount of United States Currency rubber-banded in her back pocket,” along with a plastic sandwich baggie with marijuana. Another bag with “several large green and leafy buds” was found in the driver’s side wheel well, police said. A cigarette pack wedged between the seat and car door also contained a green leafy bud among the cigarettes, according to the report.

Texts were seen in her phone with a request for an ounce of marijuana, as well as another request for a quarter ounce, along with replies from the driver saying “she could accommodate the transaction in both text conversations,” according to the report.

The total amount of marijuana found was 34.5 grams, and the cash amount was $859, divided evenly into bill denominations, police said.

Amanda M. Bennett, 22, of the 13700 block of Lincolnshire Drive in Orland Park, was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, obstructing a peace officer, driving an uninsured vehicle, driving without a license and failure to signal.

Her court date was set for May 31.

Bennett had also been charged with delivery of marijuana back in January, according to records.

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Jacob132 June 24, 2012 at 09:53 PM
She should just move to California and be done with old time thinking. She'd not have gotten arrested like this for this.
Jacob132 June 24, 2012 at 09:54 PM
thank you kind sir. I appreciate your realism and passion for humanity. In the end, we are all people.
Jacob132 June 24, 2012 at 09:56 PM
they are all scared and well, learned this information from 1939.... They are like, oh yeah, she's smoking pot and that's gonna lead to heroin and wow, we're scared and upset and this and that, and its illegal because its illegal and that's why, and oh the children and this and that... same old song and dance from the good days and the good old boys.
Tracy Madison July 05, 2012 at 03:15 PM
The women in this article earlier this year, lost her younger sister to a DRUG overdose. This woman has been many times to rehab, some people rehab just doesn't work for. This woman has also been arrested two other times for dealing and possession of marijuana...maybe to some of you, it's just Marijuana but to many people who have addictive personalities or have the gene, it is a gateway (in case you don't know what that word means "starting point") to other drugs. This woman needs to be locked up so that she can no longer provide illegal drugs to others, yes, those others will find someone else to get it from, but we need to just keep locking them up and showing them tougher repercussions.
smoky despurado August 16, 2012 at 03:36 PM
tracy madison you have no idea what ur talkin bout everyone has tried some kind of narcotic in their life. DONT BLAME DRUGS for your problems and no that girl doesnt deserve to get locked up her mom just lost her youngest child and now you want them to take her. grow up

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