Champaign man facing crack cocaine charge

Champaign man facing crack cocaine charge

URBANA — A Champaign man who allegedly had crack cocaine intended for sale at a northeast Champaign home has been charged with a Class X felony.

Randy Willis, 40, who listed an address in the 800 block of North State Street, was charged Friday with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of Bristol Park.

A Champaign police report said between October 2012 and March 2013, Champaign police narcotics agents arranged five separate purchases of crack cocaine from Willis at a home in the 100 block of Bellefontaine Street.

They obtained search warrants for that address as well as another in the 1000 block of North Walnut Street, and served the warrants Thursday. They found Willis in the apartment on Bellefontaine Street allegedly trying to destroy the cocaine by microwave cooking it in a soda cup.

Police seized the cup and found it contained 31 individual bags of crack cocaine weighing 15 grams. The substance field-tested positive for crack cocaine, the report said.

Police also found about $2,600 cash, including money that had been recorded as buy money, a rifle, handgun and drug paraphernalia during the searches, the report said.

Judge Richard Klaus on Friday set bond for Willis at $100,000. He is due back in court April 12.

If convicted, he faces a mandatory prison sentence of between six and 30 years.

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billbtri5 wrote on April 05, 2013 at 6:04 pm

great job by police working up these cases...

Local Yocal wrote on April 06, 2013 at 1:04 am
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Utter waste of time and tax money these police and prosecutors are doing.