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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