Wanted sex offender arrested with suspected cocaine

Wanted sex offender arrested with suspected cocaine

URBANA — A Champaign man who was wanted for failing to register as a sex offender has been charged with possessing drugs intended for sale.

Urbana police investigator Matt Rivers said police were looking Thursday for Jimale L. Williams, 36, who was last listed as homeless.

A warrant had been issued in late February for his arrest after Williams failed to check in weekly with Urbana police as required. He had a 2001 sex conviction from Wisconsin and was homeless, triggering the frequent reporting requirement, Rivers said.

Late Thursday morning, Williams was a passenger in a car stopped on Bradley Avenue in Urbana.

Lozar said police noticed he was "walking funny" and discovered about 4 grams of suspected crack cocaine on him. After he was interviewed and taken to jail, they found another approximately 3 grams of crack cocaine in his underwear.

Williams was charged Friday with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, a Class 1 felony carrying penalties ranging from probation to four to 15 years in prison upon conviction.

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