Nancy Pahlman, 59, of Round Lake Beach

Spring Grove police arrested a Round Lake Beach woman after they thought pistachio shells was marijuana, and ended up finding prescription pills in the woman’s possession.

Nancy Pahlman, 59, of the 1400 block of Lotus Drive in Round Lake Beach, was arrested on January 5 and charged with possession of a controlled substance.

According to the Northwest Herald, Spring Grove police stopped Pahlman after she was allegedly speeding. A police officer saw a pile of pistachio shells in the passenger seat and thought it was marijuana, court records showed.

The police officer asked her to step out of the car and a search was conducted. No marijuana was found in the car but police found a bottle of tramadol prescription medicine, which is used to treat pain, in the woman’s coat pocket, the Herald reported.

The prescription was in a family member’s name. Pahlman’s attorney is trying to prove that police did not have probable cause to search the woman’s vehicle, the Herald reported.

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Pahlman is scheduled to appear in court on February 1.

One reply on “Woman arrested in Spring Grove after police mistake pistachio shells for marijuana”

  1. Nancy was found not guilty of Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance, a Class 4 felony, following a trial that concluded on April 22, 2019.

    The system eventually works!

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