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Pharmacy tech faces drug charges over more than 2,300 pills

Pharmacy tech faces drug charges over more than 2,300 pills
Booking photo of Holland R. Hernandez. (Lake County sheriff's police)

A pharmacy technician is facing 13 drug charges after a search of her vehicle uncovered marijuana and more than 2,300 prescription pills that included

Oxycontin

,

Hydrocodone

and

Adderall

, authorities said today.

About 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Lake County Sheriff’s police responded to a call of a reckless driver and located a black Toyota matching the description parked at a McDonald’s lot near Routes 12 and 120 in

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, according to a news release from the Lake County Sheriff’s office.

When police approached the vehicle they smelled burning marijuana and saw a clear plastic bag containing marijuana inside the car, according to the release.

The driver of the Toyota, Holland R. Hernandez, 26, was arrested and her car was searched. The search revealed more than 2,300 prescription pills and more than $4,700 in cash, police said.

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When officers opened the trunk of the vehicle they found a shotgun and ammunition shells that were attached to the weapon, police said.

When questioned, Hernandez told investigators that she was a pharmacy technician and said she sells the medication on the street for $2 a pill, police said.

Hernandez was charged with six counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, six counts of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance and  one count of possession of cannabis. In addition to the drug charges, she also was charged with driving with a suspended license and operating an uninsured motor vehicle, police said.

Bail was set at $50,000 today for Hernandez.

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