URBANA — A Liverpool, Ill., woman was charged Wednesday after an incident involving three bags of suspected heroin.
Laura L. Williams, 43, who listed an address in Liverpool, pleaded innocent to unlawful possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance.
According to a police report, state police saw Williams taking part in what appeared to be a hand-to-hand drug transaction in a parking lot on Bloomington Road in Champaign on Tuesday. Police talked to some people involved in the incident who said they had given Williams $60 to buy heroin for them. They told police they had purchased heroin from Williams on previous occasions, and Williams was to meet them and deliver the heroin in the 2000 block of Springfield Avenue.
Police conducted a search of the people involved in the alleged transaction and their car and found no contraband. Police then followed them to the Springfield Avenue location, where they met Williams and received a half gram (about 18-thousandths of an ounce) of suspected heroin in three bags.
Judge Richard Klaus set Williams' next court appearance for March 13.