Man on parole charged in drug case

Man on parole charged in drug case

CHAMPAIGN — A Champaign man on parole for a drug conviction has been charged with having cannabis and cocaine intended for sale.

A Champaign police report said Al Davis, 59, of the 1400 block of Williamsburg Drive, was arrested Monday for alleged drug activity at his home.

Police had obtained a search warrant for his home after hearing that he allegedly had cannabis packaged for sale there.

When police arrived to search, they saw a man get into a car parked at the house and drive away. They stopped the car, confirmed it was Davis driving and searched it.

In the car they found about an ounce of cannabis in three different bags and 2.7 grams of crack cocaine in eight bags. David also had $1,140 cash on him.

A search of his home turned up about 1.3 pounds of cannabis, plastic bags commonly used in packaging it for sale, a digital scale and $719 cash.

Davis was arraigned Tuesday on charges of possession with intent to deliver cocaine, a Class 1 felony, and possession with intent to deliver cannabis, a Class 2 felony.

His bond was set at $100,000. He was told to be back in court on March 26.

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mrseeu2 wrote on February 13, 2013 at 8:02 am

"Police had obtained a search warrant for his home after hearing that he allegedly had cannabis packaged for sale there."  Is that all it takes for Police to enter your home for a search?  They simply have to hear that you're allegedly breaking the law.  Who did they hear from?  There has got to me more evidence for a search warrant than simply hearing something.  That's ridiculous.