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Bozeman woman facing six charges following Illinois drug bust

Posted at 2:25 PM, Jun 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-24 16:25:41-04
Amber Widner, photo courtesy: Illinois State Police

HELENA- The Illinois State Police arrested a Bozeman woman following a traffic stop that they say turned up 143 pounds of marijuana, 14 pounds of mushrooms and nine pounds of cannabis wax.

According to a news release from Illinois police, Amber Widner, 36, was stopped on June 12 on Interstate 74 near south Bloomington, Ill.

The trooper called in a police dog after reportedly seeing signs of suspicious activity.  Police say the canine alerted to an odor of illegal drugs.

McLean County, Illinois Circuit Court lists Widner facing six charges, including Controlled Substance Trafficking and Cannabis Trafficking.

A McLean County Judge set bond at $75,000.