Chicago men arrested following traffic stop

Chicago men arrested following traffic stop

URBANA — Two Chicago men are due back in court on Nov. 19 after police found suspected marijuana in their car during a traffic stop.

Perry Ryan Beals, and Nicolas Soto, both 20, who both listed addresses in Chicago, were charged on Monday with felony possession with intent to deliver cannabis.

According to a University of Illinois police report, officers pulled over a car near Green and Neil streets in Champaign at 12:15 a.m. Monday because the vehicle allegedly failed to signal before making a left turn.

When officers approached the vehicle, a police dog alerted to the presence of suspected drugs.

Following a search of the vehicle, police found $700 cash and nearly 400 grams (14.1 ounces) of suspected marijuana packaged for sale inside a backpack in the trunk, including 353 grams (12.45 ounces) of suspected marijuana in one single bag.

Police then arrested Beals and Soto and took them to the Champaign County Jail.

While Beals was processed at the jail, police found additional suspected marijuana on his person, according to the report.

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