A Mokena woman told police she didn't know a marijuana roach had fallen into her bra before she was stopped by cops on Oct. 1.
Jacquelyn C. Riley, 43, of the 19700 block of Cambridge Drive, was charged with unlawfully using a weapon, unlawfully possessing a firearm and firearm ammunition, not having a firearm owner's card, possessing less than 30 grams of marijuana and possessing drug equipment, according to a Mokena police report.
Riley is accused of keeping a Glock handgun without a license and a prescription bottle of marijuana in her purse on Oct. 1.
Police stopped a car that did not have the rear registration light illuminated at about 9:58 p.m. near the intersection of Willow and Kevin lanes, the report states. Riley was a passenger in the car.
Cops reported smelling a strong odor of burnt marijuana coming from the inside of the car. The driver, Karl A. Truite, 32, of the 5500 block of Amhurst, Matteson, was arrested after police discovered his license was suspended.
Riley was asked to get out of the car and place her purse on the hood, the report states. Cops searched Riley and allegedly found a marijuana grinder. At that point, she was arrested and her purse was searched. Inside, police found an empty Glock 22 handgun and a magazine that contained 15 rounds of ammunition. Also in the purse was a prescription bottle with a yellow baggie that had a green leafy substance, which later tested positive for marijuana.
While in police custody, cops found a purple metal smoking pipe and a small marijuana cigarette in the woman's bra.
Riley claimed she did not realize it was in her bra and suspected that it had fallen in earlier.
Police were able to determine that Riley did not have a FOID card for the handgun.
Truite was charged with possessing drug equipment, driving with a suspended license and driving without a rear registration plate light, the report states.
Both Truite and Riley are due on Nov. 13 in Will County court.
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