Man faces drug, weapon charges

URBANA — A Champaign man who allegedly had cannabis intended for sale at a time when he was armed has been criminally charged.

Rantoul police Sgt. Marcus Beach said officers with his department received information more than a week ago that Timothy Davis was allegedly engaged in selling cannabis from his home in the 1500 block of Hollyhill Drive in Champaign.

Beach said his officers consulted with narcotics unit investigators from Champaign and obtained enough information to get a search warrant for Davis' home.

When they served the warrant about 2:10 p.m. Thursday, they found Davis, 19, and Kwan Moore, 19, of the 1100 block of West Florida Avenue, Urbana.

Beach said they found about 5 ounces of cannabis in his bedroom and about $1,000 on him. They also found a handgun in the kitchen, where Beach said Davis threw it as officers were coming in.

Davis was charged with armed violence and possession with intent to deliver between 30 and 500 grams of cannabis. The armed violence charge is a Class X felony carrying penalties ranging from 15 to 30 years in prison. He's being held on $50,000 bond and is due back in court Feb. 12.

Moore was charged with a Class 4 felony of possession with intent to deliver cannabis. Beach said officers found just under an ounce (21.3 grams) of suspected cannabis on him. Moore was also wanted on a warrant for an alleged parole violation.

Moore is due back in court Feb. 12. His bond was set at $2,500.

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