Champaign man charged over drugs, guns

Champaign man charged over drugs, guns

URBANA — A Champaign man has been criminally charged for having guns and drugs in a home in Champaign.

Street Crimes Task Force supervisor Sgt. Matt Henson said his detectives have been investigating Olegario Mata-Orozco, 22, who listed an address in the 0-100 block of Sycamore Drive, for alleged drug activity for about a month.

Henson said police had collected enough information by Thursday to obtain a search warrant from a judge for a home in the 0-100 block of Blue Spruce Drive. Both Sycamore and Blue Spruce are in the Shadowwood Mobile Home park, just east of North Market Street.

Henson said police did the court-authorized search about 8 p.m. Thursday and recovered about 1.7 ounces (49 grams) of powder cocaine, about 12 ounces (350 grams) of cannabis, a pistol, a revolver and ammunition.

Mata-Orozco did not have a valid firearm owner's identification card, Henson said.

He was charged Friday with possession with intent to deliver cocaine, a Class X felony because of the amount; possession with intent to deliver cannabis, a Class 3 felony; and two counts of possession of weapon without an FOID, which are misdemeanors. The Class X charge carries a mandatory prison term of between six and 30 years upon conviction.

Judge Randy Rosenbaum set his bond at $75,000 and told him to be back in court Sept. 5.


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