Champaign man arrested for having 7 pounds of cannabis

Champaign man arrested for having 7 pounds of cannabis

URBANA — A Champaign man who allegedly was prepared to take delivery of several thousand dollars worth of cannabis Friday is expected to be formally charged on Monday.

Urbana police arrested Lawrence J. Davis, 32, of the 1600 block of West Clark Street, for possession with intent to deliver cannabis and cannabis trafficking after a court-authorized search of a FedEx package and his home turned up seven pounds of what a drug investigator called “high-grade marijuana.”

Investigator Matt Quinley said police had been investigating Davis for about a month and had information that a package intended for him would be at the FedEx shipping center in north Urbana Friday.

Police located the package, which purported to have come from California, and used a trained dog to sniff it. When the dog alerted to the presence of drugs, police obtained a search warrant, opened the box and found the cannabis.

After the package was delivered to Davis’ home, police went there and found it as well as about another quarter-pound of cannabis, packaging and scales, Quinley said.

He said cannabis is selling on the street for about $20 a gram, which would put the value of the seizure from the FedEx package and what was already in Davis’ home at approximately $65,000.

Davis appeared in court Saturday, where a judge set his bond at $250,000.

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