Michigan women charged with drug possession after traffic stop

Two Michigan women are facing felony drug charges after State Highway Patrol troopers seized 989 oxycodone pills, worth nearly $18,000, during a traffic stop in Hancock County early Friday morning.

According to a release from the State Highway Patrol, troopers stopped a 2012 Chevrolet Cruz for marked lanes and speed violations on Interstate 75 near milepost 157 when troopers observed marijuana in plain view. A probable-cause search of the vehicle then revealed a magnetic box containing 989 oxycodone pills, the release states.

The driver, Mahogany Dean, 37, and passenger, Tiffany Lindsey, 47, both of Detroit, were arrested and charged with possession of a scheduled substance, a first-degree felony, and possession of criminal tools, a fourth-degree felony. If convicted, each could face up to 21 1/2 years in prison and up to a $25,000 fine.