Urbana man facing charges after suspected crack cocaine found in home

Urbana man facing charges after suspected crack cocaine found in home

URBANA — An Urbana man who had suspected crack cocaine in his home has been charged with drug-related felonies.

Deangelo Harris, 33, who listed an address in the 100 block of Scottswood Drive, was arrested Thursday afternoon by members of the Champaign County Street Crimes Task Force, following a court-authorized search of his home that day.

Urbana police Lt. Rich Surles said the task force had been investigating alleged drug sales in the area for a while and obtained a search warrant for the home.

Surles said they found about 3 grams of suspected crack cocaine, packaging materials, a cutting agent typically used to dilute drugs, scales, and counterfeit currency.

Harris was charged Friday with possession with intent to deliver cocaine, a Class 1 felony, and a less serious felony charge of possession of a controlled substance.

Judge John Kennedy advised Harris that because of his criminal record, including felony convictions for burglary, aggravated unlawful use of weapons and armed robbery, he faces Class X penalties of between six and 30 years in prison if convicted.

Kennedy set Harris's bond at $25,000 and told him to be back in court Jan. 29 for a probable cause hearing.

A woman in the house with Harris was arrested on an outstanding warrant for retail theft.

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