Champaign man arrested following incident at Illinois Terminal
CHAMPAIGN— Police arrested a Champaign man after officers saw him selling suspected heroin at Illinois Terminal.
Coritez Edwards, 23, who listed an address in the 1100 block of North Market Street, Champaign, pleaded innocent on Monday to armed violence, a Class X felony.
Judge Richard Klaus set Edwards’ bond at $10,000. Edwards’ next court appearance was set for Nov. 30.
According to a police report, police officers observed Edwards making a hand-to-hand transaction to sell a half gram of suspected heroin to another person inside Illinois Terminal, 45 E. University Ave., shortly after 1 p.m. Friday.
Police then arrested Edwards on University Avenue after he left the terminal building.
According to the report, officers searched Edwards and found a loaded .25-caliber handgun in his front coat pocket. The gun still had seven rounds in it.
Assistant State’s Attorney Stephanie Weber said police also found an additional half gram of suspected heroin on Edwards, along with $1,871 of cash and $140 of marked bills allegedly used during the transaction inside Illinois Terminal.
Following the arrest, Edwards admitted he is a part of a group selling heroin, admitted having the handgun and said that his cellphone had been used to make drug transactions. Weber said.