Two Urbana men charged after search of apartment turns up gun, pot

Two Urbana men charged after search of apartment turns up gun, pot

URBANA — Two Urbana men found to have a gun and cannabis in their home Wednesday have been criminally charged.

Isiah Jordan and Walter Partee, both 24 and of the 800 block of West Ohio Street, were arrested following a court-authorized search of their apartment.

Assistant State's Attorney Daniel Reynolds said Jordan is on parole for a weapons violation and therefore subject to having his home searched by parole agents at any time.

After agents saw cannabis and a gun, they contacted Urbana police, who obtained a search warrant.

Officers found a 9 mm gun, gun oil, ammunition, about three-quarters of a pound of cannabis packaged in 12 plastic bags, plastic bags and about $1,000 cash.

Jordan, who also has an aggravated robbery conviction from 2012, was charged with being an armed habitual criminal, unlawful use of a weapon by felon, possession with intent to deliver cannabis and possession of cannabis.

Judge John Kennedy set Jordan's bond at $100,000 and told him to return to court Nov. 26 for a probable-cause hearing

If convicted of the most serious charge — being an armed habitual criminal — Jordan faces six to 30 years in prison.

Partee was charged with possession with intent to deliver cannabis, possession of cannabis and possession of a firearm without a firearm owner's identification card.

The most serious charge against him — having the cannabis intended for sale — carries penalties ranging from probation to two to five years in prison.

Kennedy set Partee's bond at $15,000 and gave him a week to find his own attorney.

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