UI student arrested over drugs
CHAMPAIGN — A University of Illinois student who police say had cannabis and drugs in his apartment apparently intended for sale was arrested at his home Tuesday evening.
University of Illinois police Sgt. Tom Geis said members of his department's narcotics and street crimes units had a search warrant for the apartment of Alan G. Walnoha, 21, who was living in the 1100 block of South Euclid Street in Champaign.
They knocked on the door about 10:30 p.m. to serve it and could hear activity inside for several seconds after announcing themselves as police. The officers eventually went on in, Geis said, and Walnoha denied there was anything illegal in his room.
A search of his room turned up $620 cash, a jar containing about 6 grams of cannabis and another jar containing seven prescription pills of three different varieties, all commonly used for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
There were two other people in the apartment who were not arrested.
Geis said officers learned from one of them that he had thrown several items off the balcony at Walnoha's direction after police had announced their presence.
Geis said officers found drug paraphernalia, just under an ounce of cannabis, and a digital scale on the ground below the apartment.
Walnoha was charged Wednesday with possession with intent to deliver cannabis and possession of a controlled substance.
Judge Richard Klaus set his bond at $10,000 and told him to be back in court March 6 with his own attorney.