UI student who lost wallet at football game faces charges because of contents

UI student who lost wallet at football game faces charges because of contents

URBANA — A man who lost his wallet at an Illinois football game now faces a criminal charge after police discovered suspected drugs in his recovered billfold.

A 21-year-old Champaign man, whom University of Illinois police listed as a UI student, lost his wallet at Memorial Stadium during the Illinois-North Carolina football game Sept. 10.

Another fan found it at the stadium and gave it to a police officer so it could be returned. When the officer opened the wallet to attempt to identify its owner, the officer found half a pill of suspected alprazolam and a small bag of suspected cocaine.

Police found the owner and issued him a notice to appear in court for possession of a controlled substance.

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Mike wrote on September 30, 2016 at 11:09 am

"The drugs are not mine. Perhaps the person who picked up the wallet put them in there."

There you go, kid. That'll be $450.

Chazman wrote on September 30, 2016 at 11:09 am
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Now THAT'S funny!

BurritoBandito wrote on September 30, 2016 at 12:09 pm

What a horrible waste of taxpayer dollars. 

RatDog wrote on October 03, 2016 at 11:10 am

Yea, let's be sure to ruin the lives of everybody who has broken even the slightest of the 10 billion laws that politicians come up with every year. What's a police state for?

Cuthbert J. Twillie wrote on October 03, 2016 at 11:10 am

Should have used the "not my wallet" defense.

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