Austin woman faces felony drug charges
An 18-year-old Austin woman has been charged with felony drug possession after 3.6 grams of methamphetamine was confiscated from her during a recent traffic stop.
According to court documents, Shalana Ann Underdahl was a passenger in a car driven by Peter Engelman on Sept. 5, when a patrolman on duty spotted the vehicle. The officer knew Engelman didn't have a valid driver's license, the report said, and pulled the car over.
Engelman, who was arrested for driving after suspension, was allegedly known for past drug activity.
A narcotics dog was called to the scene. Underdahl reportedly told an officer the dog would find drugs in the car; the dog indicated the presence of drugs near the passenger door.
A bag of suspected methamphetamine was found on her when she was searched.
She was arrested and charged with third-degree drug possession-possession of three grams or more cocaine/heroin/meth.
The substance later tested positive for meth, according to the report, with a weight of approximately 3.6 grams.
Underdahl is free on $10,000 conditional bail; her next court appearance is set for Thursday.
If convicted, she faces 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine or both.