URBANA — An Urbana man who police say was in the wrong place at the wrong time has been charged with possessing cocaine intended for sale.
Urbana police Sgt. Dan Morgan said that about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, officers were in southeast Urbana doing surveillance on an unrelated case when they spotted Johnny M. Jones engaged in what appeared to be a drug transaction.
When he concluded the transaction and pulled away in his car, police stopped the car and found two rocks of crack cocaine on Jones that Morgan said weighed just over 5 grams.
Because of the ongoing nature of the other investigation, Morgan declined to say where the stop occurred.
Jones, 49, who listed an address in the 2300 block of East Main Street, was arrested for possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.
He was charged Thursday with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, a Class 1 felony carrying a maximum penalty of four to 15 years in prison upon conviction.