A 40-year-old Milwaukee woman is accused of driving through Menomonee Falls with marijuana in her car.
Tara Morehouse was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court Wednesday with one count of possession of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia. If convicted, she faces up to 19 months in prison and $10,500 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint:
At 12:53 p.m. July 2, a Menomonee Falls police officer spotted Morehouse driving on Appleton Avenue and Menomonee Avenue, and noticed her car had unauthorized registered license plates.
He pulled her over and noticed Morehouse appeared extremely nervous. While she was looking for her license, the officer spotted a baggie with little bits of marijuana inside. He asked for the bag then asked Morehouse for her registration paperwork, and when she opened her glovebox a pipe fell out.
The officer searched the vehicle and found straws with white powder on them. Morehouse said she used the straws to snort Percocet.
She will make her initial appearance in court Nov. 19.