A Round Lake Beach Illinois couple is accused of selling drugs after their bad driving led to a traffic stop by law enforcement officials.

Michael Henderson, 40, and Dana Schneider, 39, were charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office on Tuesday with possession with intent to deliver cocaine and narcotic drugs, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Schneider was also charged with a second possession of narcotic drug charge.

If Henderson is convicted of all charges, he faces up to 16 years one month in prison and/or fined up to $35,500. If Schneider is convicted on all charges, she faces up to 19 years seven months in prison and/or fined up to $45,000.

According to the criminal complaint, a deputy with the Racine County Sheriff’s Department stopped Henderson in the car he was driving. He tailgated another car and drifted into another lane of traffic on Sept. 1 in the northbound lane on Interstate 94 at Highway C. When the deputy approached the car he noticed that Henderson and Schneider acted nervous and Schneider tried to hide something under the car seat.

But the deputy saw a crack pipe near Schneider’s feet, which he took after he called for backup. They found $1,535 in cash, a digital scale, several unused glass crack pipes, crack cocaine rocks inside the car and heroin inside Schneider’s purse. While searching the car, Henderson’s cell phone went off after he received a text message saying “It was for four bags.”

Jail staff also found morphine sulfate hidden in Schneider’s vaginal area.

Henderson also received traffic citations for deviation from a designated lane and following to close to an automobile.

Racine County Court Commissioner Alice Rudebusch set a $750 cash bond for Schneider and a $1,000 cash bond for Henderson. The couple remains in custody at the Racine County Jail.

 

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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.