Michigan woman facing charges after MSP troopers find meth, cocaine in sparkly purse

Drugs found in woman's sparkly purse
Photo credit Michigan State Police

MISSAUKEE COUNTY, Mich. (WWJ) – A Michigan woman is facing charges and has lost her license after trying to give police a fake name and possessing illicit drugs during a traffic stop.

Michigan State Police in Missaukee County – just east of Cadillac – pulled a woman over around 11:15 p.m. Friday for an equipment violation and soon discovered she was violating several other laws.

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The troopers spotted a half-empty bottle of Kahlua inside her 2007 Chevrolet HHR and asked to see her driver’s license.

The woman said she didn’t have it, but told troopers who she was.

One issue – troopers looked at the Secretary of State image of the person she claimed to be, and it didn’t look like her.

Troopers then found a prescription drug bottle with her real name on it.

She was identified as a 44-year-old Traverse City resident, and her license was revoked. Police did not release her name.

Authorities found two small baggies of suspected methamphetamine inside her sparkly purse, along with two small vials of suspected cocaine.

The woman was arrested and lodged at the Missaukee County Jail. She’s facing charges of possession of methamphetamine and cocaine, providing false information to a police officer, and driving with a revoked license.

Featured Image Photo Credit: Michigan State Police