Woman arrested after cooler of drugs found in vehicle, police say

Suspect told officers she was given dead friend's cooler


ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando police arrested a woman after they say she told officers she was given a cooler full of drugs after a friend died.

Lauren Heitz, 21, faces nine felony drug charges in the Tuesday incident, which was sparked from an officer smelling cannabis coming from a vehicle Goldenrod Road. 

Police said they completed a traffic stop and Heitz told officers she had cannabis in her cigarette box. When they searched Heitz's car, they found a brown camouflage soft cooler in the back.

The cooler had LSD, marijuana and several prescription pills, along with a scale, sandwich bags and gloves inside, according to the report. A handwritten note was also found in the glovebox of the vehicle, saying "remember to say no to rapist and yes to drugs," according to the report.

Police said Heitz told officers she didn't know what was in the cooler and that it belonged to her friend, who died. She then asked for a lawyer.

Heitz was arrested and booked into jail.