Man faces Class X felony charge over cocaine

Man faces Class X felony charge over cocaine

URBANA — A Champaign man who allegedly sold crack cocaine in Urbana on Thursday afternoon has been charged with a Class X felony.

Marvin D. Bennett, 43, who listed an address in the 1100 block of North Walnut Street, was charged Friday with unlawful delivery of a controlled substance.

Urbana police detective Shaun Cook said Bennett was arrested about 1 p.m. Thursday after he was seen selling about 2 grams of crack cocaine to a person working with police in the parking lot of a business in the 200 block of North Broadway Avenue in Urbana.

The offense is a more serious felony because it allegedly happened within 1,000 feet of Crystal Lake Park.

If convicted, Bennett faces between six and 30 years in prison. He's due back in court May 11. Judge Richard Klaus set his bond at $25,000.

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natebaux wrote on April 28, 2012 at 11:04 am

The offense is a more serious felony because it allegedly happened within 1,000 feet of Crystal Lake Park.
 

thats also known as entrapment, in legal terms.

good luck with that one.

scollins4443 wrote on April 29, 2012 at 6:04 pm
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I agree. The disparity law that was written last year crack cocainevs. powder cocaine was reduced from 100 to 1 down to 17 to 1 in prison time. The Criminal Justice System finds a way to catch you close to a school or park or whatever to make the charges stick. I bet the comptroller in Dixon, ill. will not even get six years to boot for stealing 30M. in taxpayers money. Hell of a justice system we have isn't it? The reason why I keep mentioning this is because she worse than a crack dealer, she has affected more than a couple of lives! Theiving dogs!