Police seize suspected marijuana from Champaign home

Police seize suspected marijuana from Champaign home

URBANA — A Champaign man is due back in court April 8 after police seized about 18 ounces of suspected marijuana from a Champaign home and arrested him.

Mario Shawntell Burden, 30, who listed an address in the 1400 block of West Anthony Drive, Champaign, was charged Tuesday with one felony count of possession with the intent to deliver cannabis.

Judge John Kennedy set Burden’s bond at $12,000.

According to a police report, the Champaign Police Department narcotics unit, with the help of patrol officers, served a search warrant at a home in the Country Brook apartment complex in the 2500 block of West Springfield Avenue, Champaign, at
1:50 p.m. Monday.

During a search of the home, police seized about 18 ounces of suspected marijuana and more than $10,000 in cash, arrested Burden and took him to the county jail.

If you have information on this incident, please call Champaign police at 351-4545 or Champaign County Crimestoppers at 373-8477. Information may also be left anonymously online at www.373tips.com or texted by sending CCTIP plus the information to CRIMES (274637).

Crimestoppers will pay a reward if the information leads to an arrest. Cash rewards are also paid for information on other felony crimes or fugitives in the Champaign County area.

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