Man charged with having gun, drugs in northwest Champaign home

Man charged with having gun, drugs in northwest Champaign home

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign County sheriff’s investigators Wednesday arrested a man who allegedly had drugs intended for sale at his home and was armed with a gun.

Sheriff’s Lt. Ed Ogle said deputies from the department’s street crimes unit went to the home of Charles Earl Davis, Jr., 23, in the 1500 block of Kings Way, Champaign, with a search warrant at 11:10 a.m. Wednesday.

“They found him outside the home and after a short foot chase, we recovered a handgun from him,” Ogle said.

A search of the house turned up 240 grams (about a half pound) of suspected cannabis; 20 grams of suspected heroin; and one gram of suspected crack cocaine.   

A dose of heroin typically weighs a tenth of a gram. Sgt. Will Davis estimated the street value of the heroin at $4,000.

The state’s attorney’s office Thursday filed seven felony counts against Davis charging him with armed violence; possession with intent to deliver cannabis, heroin and cocaine, and possession of cannabis, heroin and cocaine.

The most severe of the charges is a Class X felony carrying a mandatory prison term of between six and 30 years upon conviction.

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