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New Lenox Woman Charged With Pot Possession After Traffic Stop

The woman was driving around with one headlight, police said.

Credit: Patch File Photo
Credit: Patch File Photo

A New Lenox woman pulled over for driving around with only one headlight turned out to be holding marijuana, police said.

Heidi Wirtschorek, 34, of 248 S. Cooper Road was charged with improper lighting, possession of cannabis, possession of drug equipment, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, and driving with an invalid registration.

Wirtschorek was pulled over shortly after 6:30 p.m. Feb. 11 near the corner of Haven Avenue and Wildwood Drive.

"The officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for only one headlamp," police said. "The officer learned that the registration sticker belonged to another vehicle. The officer detected an odor of cannabis coming from the interior of the vehicle. The driver located cannabis and drug equipment on the driver’s person."

Wirtschorek posted bond and was released.

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Lenny Kravitz February 21, 2014 at 07:03 PM
Ouch. Bet she gets that light fixed. Those stickers have the license plate number printed right on them nowadays. They used to steal them off the cars at the train station. Using wrong plates on a car is a felony, not sure about just the registration. Article didn't mention DUI for the weed. That'd be another $5,000. Long day for the lady.
James February 22, 2014 at 08:46 AM
LK, couldn't agree more. Headlamp bulb $6.95. I noticed the same problem on the way to a Jimmy Buffet concert. I stopped at local the auto parts store purchased the bulb and installed it while our JB caravan set up our tail gate area. Still feel its the best $6.95 ever spent. Then again my vehicle may not be spotless but it rolls potless, properly registered, licensed and insured.
David Vancina February 22, 2014 at 09:48 AM
"...my vehicle may not be spotless but it rolls potless, properly registered, licensed and insured. " Ummm... yeah, that might be important too! Rather than learning a lesson about light bulbs, it would be nice if she learned this one, wouldn't it?
Flora Dora February 22, 2014 at 09:49 PM
Uninsured and unregistered! I'm glad she's off the roads!
Agranon March 10, 2014 at 06:43 PM
Uninsured and unregistered is the only way to drive. Screw these laws. The police suck. They are all nasty. Long live pot and drugs. Screw you if you don't agree punk. Especially you stupid women. Flora Dora lololololol

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