Traffic stop leads to arrest on drug charge

Traffic stop leads to arrest on drug charge

URBANA — A Champaign man who allegedly possessed crack cocaine in a car late Thursday night has been criminally charged.

Kenneth M. Jackson, 23, who listed an address in the 900 block of North Hickory Street, was charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance.

Assistant State's Attorney Steve Ziegler said about 11:30 p.m. Thursday, a Champaign police officer stopped the car Jackson was driving near Bradley and McKinley avenues because the officer suspected Jackson was wanted on a warrant. After seeing cannabis in plain sight, he searched Jackson and turned up a total of about 3.3 grams of crack cocaine in his socks as well as a digital scale.

Judge Richard Klaus gave Jackson until Aug. 30 to hire his own attorney.

The more serious of the charges carries penalties upon conviction ranging from probation to four to 15 years in prison.

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