Homeless man faces cocaine charge
URBANA — A homeless man who allegedly had cocaine packaged for sale on him Friday is due back in Champaign County Circuit Court in September.
University of Illinois police arrested Anthony Caston, 29, who last lived in Urbana, about 9:20 p.m. Friday, UI Sgt. Tom Geis said.
Geis said Officer Charles Hoskins saw Caston near the area of Fourth and Green streets, recognized him, and knew he was wanted for a city of Champaign violation.
Geis said Hoskins and another officer made contact with Caston and searched him after his arrest on the city warrant.
They found two pipes typically used for smoking cannabis and four packs of suspected cocaine totaling just over 4 grams.
Caston was charged Monday with unlawful possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, a felony carrying penalties ranging from probation to four to 15 years in prison upon conviction.
Caston is due back in court Sept. 25. Judge Tom Difanis allowed him to remain free on his own recognizance.