Police: Officer smelled pot, saw empty gun case

Police: Officer smelled pot, saw empty gun case

URBANA — A traffic stop led to a weapons arrest in Urbana Saturday morning.

According to a police report, an officer pulled over a vehicle at Lincoln and Bradley avenues at 11:15 a.m. Saturday for a traffic violation.

When the officer approached the vehicle, he detected the odor of burned cannabis coming from within it, according to police. He then saw an empty firearms case in the back seat.

Police said the driver, identified as Mark Antwon Williams, 29, who listed an address in the 1200 block of West Tremont, Urbana, admitted there was an unloaded firearm between the seat and center console.

Police then found a loaded magazine inside the center console within close proximity to the firearm.

Police then found some suspected marijuana in the vehicle.

Williams was arrested for unlawful use of weapons and taken to jail.

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