Man arrested near Campustown convenience store faces drug charges

Man arrested near Campustown convenience store faces drug charges

URBANA — A Champaign man who allegedly had cocaine and tranquilizers on him in a Campustown convenience store Wednesday has been criminally charged.

Nolan Alexander Westfield, 20, who listed an address in the 1900 block of Melrose Drive, was charged Thursday with possession with intent to deliver cocaine and manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance.

Assistant State's Attorney Matt Banach said Champaign police were called to Hometown Pantry, 601 E. Green St., C, about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday after someone reported two men in the store were yelling and one of them had a gun.

Police found Westfield and Demetrius Crockett outside the store and ordered them to get down.

Both complied but Crockett allegedly tried to run, tripped and was arrested.

Crockett told police he had a BB gun.

Westfield had a backpack that contained a small amount of cannabis and a bag with cocaine, Banach said.

As Westfield was being driven to jail, he reportedly got out of his seat belt twice.

Police found one Xanax pill on the floor of the squad car and later, another 19 Xanax pills in his underwear.

Judge John Kennedy set Westfield's bond on the two felony charges at $7,500 and told him to be back in court Dec. 12. If convicted of the cocaine charge, he faces penalties ranging from probation to four to 15 years in prison.

Crockett, 19, of the 300 block of E. Washington St., C, was charged only with misdemeanor resisting arrest.

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