Teen faces Class X felony drug charge
URBANA — A Champaign teen who allegedly possessed crack cocaine intended for sale is due back in court in June.
Clarence Faust, 17, who listed an address in the 200 block of Briar Lane, was charged Monday in Champaign County Circuit Court with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.
A Champaign police report said Faust was a passenger in a vehicle that an officer stopped Sunday for a traffic violation in the 900 block of West Bradley Avenue.
A dog alerted to the presence of drugs in the car and Faust was asked to get out after police found another occupant had cannabis.
Faust had 19 individually wrapped rocks of crack cocaine — 18 in a jacket pocket and one in a left rear pants pocket — that weighed a total of 4.9 grams.
Faust told police he found the cocaine but intended to resell or to find someone else to resell it for him.
The charge against Faust is a Class X felony because he had the drugs within 1,000 feet of Judah Christian School. If convicted, he faces between six to 30 years in prison.
A judge set Faust's bond at $50,000 and told him to be back in court June 12.