Lincoln Woman's Chili has Too Much Bang, Police Find Gun In Pot
By Emily Roehler, Weekend Meteorologist - bio | email
Some people may
prefer their chili to have a kick but one Lincoln woman's pot had a little too
was sentenced to prison on firearm charges after authorities found a gun hidden
in a pot of chili.
The 26-year-old received
her sentence Tuesday and will serve six to nine years in prison.
She was arrested back
in April on firearm charges, including being a felon possessing a firearm, after
an officer stopped her car, which had reportedly been used in a failed attempt
to pass a fake check.
Cherecwich was on
parole out of Iowa at the time of her arrest.
An initial search
didn't turn up any firearms, but when officers checked a container of chili at
her feet they found a loaded handgun.