Calumet City man faces up to 30 years in prison

URBANA — A Calumet City man faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted of having drugs in his car on Interstate 57 in Champaign County.

An Illinois State trooper stopped Corey Bell, 35, on the interstate Tuesday near Tolono for an alleged traffic offense.

Assistant State's Attorney Lindsey Clark said Bell agreed to let the trooper search his vehicle. The trooper found about 19 grams of cannabis and about 7 grams of cocaine, according to Clark.

Bell was charged with unlawful possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession with intent to deliver cannabis.

If convicted of the most serious offense, Bell faces sentencing as a Class X offender due to his prior convictions.

Judge Thomas Difanis set Bell's bond at $100,000 and told him to be back in court Dec. 11.

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e-man wrote on November 07, 2012 at 10:11 pm
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great job another hardened criminal taken off the fair streets of illinois for at least a generation or two.