Passenger in traffic stop faces Class X felony drug charge

Passenger in traffic stop faces Class X felony drug charge

URBANA — An Urbana man who allegedly had cocaine in a car that police stopped in Urbana Monday night is due back in court with his own lawyer next week.

Kevin D. Finley, 25, who listed an address in the 1600 block of East Olympian Road, was charged Tuesday with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance.

An Urbana police report said Finley was a passenger in a car pulled over near the intersection of Thompson Street and Division Avenue at 9:45 p.m. after the driver failed to signal properly.

Finley, who was wanted on warrants, was searched and had about a half ounce of alleged cannabis and less than a gram of cocaine in a pocket.

However, a search of the car turned up about 7 grams of suspected cocaine on the floor board near where Finley had been sitting. He admitted it was his.

Because he had the suspected cocaine within 1,000 feet of Crystal Lake Park, Finley was charged with a Class X felony carrying penalties ranging from six to 30 years upon conviction.

He remained jailed Wednesday in lieu of $25,000 bond on the drug charges.

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