ISP Seizes 143 Lbs Of Cannabis Near South Bloomington | WGLT

ISP Seizes 143 Lbs Of Cannabis Near South Bloomington

Jun 14, 2019

Amber Widner
Credit Illinois State Police

Illinois State Troopers seized 143 pounds of cannabis just south of Bloomington this week and a lot more.

Amber Widner of Bozeman, Mont., was stopped on I-74 Wednesday after committing a traffic violation. During the stop, a state police canine alerted to the odor of illegal drugs.

Troopers also recovered 14 pounds of mushrooms, and 9 pounds of cannabis wax. That's a concentrate of cannabis that has the consistency of ear wax. It is also known as butane hash oil because it is made with a butane extraction.

Widner was booked for controlled substance trafficking and cannabis trafficking by the McLean County State’s Attorney.

She is being held on $75,000 bond at the McLean County Jail.

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