Amber Widner

Amber Widner

A Bozeman woman was arrested in McLean County, Illinois, this week after a state trooper there found 143 pounds of marijuana, 14 pounds of hallucinogenic mushrooms and 9 pounds of cannabis wax in her car, according to an Illinois State Police news release.

Amber Widner, 36, is charged with controlled substance trafficking and cannabis trafficking, police said in the release. A McLean County district judge set her bail at $75,000.

On Wednesday, the release said, an Illinois state trooper stopped Widner on Interstate 74 near south Bloomington. The trooper saw “indicators of possible criminal activity” and a police dog later found illegal drugs in her car.

Widner is being held at the McLean County jail.

Freddy Monares can be reached at or 406-582-2630. Follow him on Twitter @TGIFreddy.


Freddy Monares covers politics and county government for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle.

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