URBANA — An Urbana man who allegedly had crack cocaine intended for sale in that city late Thursday night has been criminally charged.
The Champaign County state's attorney's office Friday charged Mark Barber, 30, of the 0-100 block of Toni Lane, with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, a Class 1 felony carrying penalties upon conviction of four to 15 years in prison.
Urbana police investigator Tim McNaught said an officer doing a drug detail outside a business in the 1800 block of South Philo Road just before midnight Thursday saw two cars parked near each other and called for a patrol officer to check on them.
Police spotted open liquor in the car that Barber was in. A drug-sniffing dog did a sweep of the cars and alerted to the presence of drugs.
A bag containing almost 3 grams of crack cocaine was found under the seat where Barber had been, McNaught said.
Judge John Kennedy told Barber to be back in court Dec. 3.