Three people face charges after Evergreen Park Police pulled over a car on 95th Street to find heroin and a laundry list of drug equipment.
On Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 9:19 p.m. police stopped a car for improper lane usage at 95th Street and Utica. Officers smelled burnt cannabis inside the vehicle and called the canine unit, police said.
The dog sniffed the car and detected the smell of drugs, police said.
The driver, George E. West, 22, of Hometown was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Police say that he had nine needles, a smoking pipe, a lighter and baggies.
One of the passengers, Natalie Falletti, 21, of Hometown was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Police say that among her possessions were 2.7 grams of heroin, 23 syringes, 14 bags with residue, a spoon and 12 pieces of foil. The heroin was found inside her pants, police said.
The other passenger, Oak Lawn resident Thomas J. Peck, 19, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. He has a cooking spoon, syringe and a straw, police said.
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