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updated: 8/3/2012 5:50 PM

Waukegan woman faces drug charges after traffic stop in Volo

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  • Holland R. Hernandez

    Holland R. Hernandez


A Waukegan woman was bring held on several drug-related charges after police said they found prescription pills in her trunk during a traffic stop in Volo.

Lake County Sheriff's Police said they responded to a call of a reckless driver about 6:30 p.m. Thursday and found a black Toyota matching the description given by the caller in the parking lot of a fast-food restaurant at Routes 120 and 12.

According to the report, a deputy smelled burning cannabis and saw a baggie containing what later tested to be cannabis inside the car. The driver, Holland R. Hernandez, 26, was taken into custody.

A search of the car turned up more than 2,300 prescription pills, including OxyContin and Hydrocodone, according to the report. Police said Hernandez had more than $4,700 in cash. A shotgun with shells attached to the weapon were found in the trunk, police said.

Police said Hernandez told police she was employed as a pharmacy technician.

She was charged with driving with a suspended license; operating an uninsured motor vehicle; one count of possession of cannabis; six counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance; and six counts of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance.

Bond was set at $50,000.

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