URBANA — A Champaign man who allegedly possessed cannabis and a loaded handgun Sunday is due back in court next month.
Darrell K. Hubbard, 38, who listed an address in the 400 block of East Eureka Street, was arrested Sunday on North Prospect Avenue in Champaign by police.
A Champaign police report said officers had received a tip that Hubbard was selling cannabis at a liquor store in that area and that when he left the store, he drove to a nearby car wash, where he had a gun.
Police stopped the car that Hubbard was driving in the 1200 block of North Prospect Avenue. Officers found a loaded Ruger under the driver's seat and a jar in the pocket of Hubbard's sweatshirt that contained about 11 grams of cannabis.
He also had $290 in his pocket, another $2,250 in his wallet, and a digital scale on him. Police also found seven cellphones in the car.
Hubbard told police that the gun belonged to his girlfriend and that he carries it for protection.
Hubbard was charged Monday with a Class X felony of armed violence for having a gun and the cannabis at the same time. If convicted of that, he faces six to 30 years in prison.
He was also charged with less serious felonies of possession with intent to deliver cannabis and aggravated unlawful use of weapon. The report said Hubbard did not have a valid firearm owner's identification card.
Judge John Kennedy set Hubbard's bond at $25,000 and set a probable cause hearing for June 17.
He remained jailed Tuesday.