Police say Sheb. woman had heroin in car during traffic stop

SHEBOYGAN (WITI) -- A 31-year-old Sheboygan woman faces charges after police say heroin was discovered inside a Green Bay Packers bag in a vehicle she was driving following a traffic stop.

Holly Hein

Holly Hein faces one count of possession of narcotic drugs, second and subsequent offense, and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia (repeater).

A criminal complaint says a traffic stop on February 7th alerted an officer to the fact that Hein was driving with a suspended license and was on probation and parole.

Probation and Parole in Madison was contacted, and a hold was placed on Hein. She was handcuffed and placed in the backseat of a squad car, when the criminal complaint says she notified an officer that her purse was still inside her vehicle.

The complaint says while an officer went to retrieve the purse, he observed a small Green Bay Packers bag propped against the center console and passenger side floor in plain view.

The complaint says as the officer shined his flashlight into the bag, he observed a needle inside the bag. Upon further investigation, the complaint says an officer opened the bag, and discovered two needles and drug equipment inside the bag, and observed one of the needles with a brownish colored liquid inside it.

The complaint says there were also two spoons that were bent with a white colored residue on them.

The complaint says an officer found a smoking device that was clear in color, two lighters, a paperclip, small pieces of cardboard, a plastic box with small cotton balls, a razor blade, Q-Tips and a rubber elastic band. All of these items were reportedly inside the Green Bay Packers bag.

As the items were placed inside the squad car, the complaint says Hein told the officer: "It's a bad day for me to drive this car isn't it," and claimed the Green Bay Packers bag was not hers.

The complaint says the needle with the brownish liquid inside of it tested positive for the presence of heroin.

In an interview with officials, the complaint says Hein was visibly upset and said she did not want to go to jail. Hein told officials she is a heroin addict, and admitted using heroin three days before the traffic stop.

The complaint says Hein told officials "she has a real problem," and showed them the track marks on her arms.

The complaint says Hein told officers another man had allowed her to use the vehicle, and Hein said the Green Bay Packers bag was in the car when she was picked up, and told officials she had never opened it.

Hein told officials she had recently been arrested for having possession of a needle with heroin in it, according to the complaint.

The vehicle's registered owner was interviewed, and she claimed the only person that should have been driving the vehicle was her boyfriend. She also denied owning a Green Bay Packers bag -- saying "she doesn't even like the Packers -- and that she's a Bears fan," according to the complaint.

The complaint says the woman told officials her boyfriend does not own a Green Bay Packers bag.

The boyfriend was interviewed, and he denied having knowledge of the Green Bay Packers bag, and denied using heroin, according to the complaint. His arms were free of track marks.

The criminal complaint says Hein was convicted in June of 2013 with possession of narcotic drugs.