Men face drug charges

Men face drug charges

URBANA — Two men who allegedly had cannabis and hallucinogenic mushrooms in their home Wednesday are due back in court in late July after being charged with two felony offenses each.

Caleb Cooke, 23, and Joshua Chapman, 20, who both live in the 2300 block of East Main Street, Urbana, were arrested Wednesday night after a probation officer saw drug paraphernalia in plain sight in their home.

Urbana police Sgt. Dan Morgan said Jeremy Jessup of the court services department was doing a home check on Cooke, who was sentenced to probation for aggravated criminal sexual abuse last month, when he saw the paraphernalia. He asked Chapman for permission to search the home and received it.

Morgan said Jessup and a patrol officer found about 1 1/2 ounces of psilocybin (mushrooms) and about 6 1/2 ounces of cannabis in the home.

Both men were charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and possession with intent to deliver cannabis.

Judge Richard Klaus set Cooke's bond at $50,000 and Chapman's at $15,000. Both were told to be back in court July 31.

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