CHAMPAIGN — An Urbana man who was found nodding off in the back seat of a vehicle pulled over by Champaign police over the weekend faces drug charges when he appears in court for a preliminary hearing on May 29.
Antwoine High, 38, who listed an address in the 0-100 block of Country Squire Drive in Urbana, pleaded innocent on Monday to unlawful possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance.
According to a police report, High was the back-seat passenger of a vehicle that was pulled over by police for a motor vehicle violation in the 1500 block of North Neil Street at 4:56 p.m. Saturday.
Police observed High nodding off in the back seat, and he could not stay awake.
A woman passenger in the front seat of the vehicle asked if she could speak to the officers. She told them that when High realized the vehicle was being stopped by police, High put something in her purse that she believed was drugs.
Officers opened up the woman's purse and found drug paraphernalia in a Crown Royal bag inside the purse.
Police then searched the vehicle and found 1.8 grams of suspected heroin in three separate bags and several plastic bags in a backpack in the back seat. Police also found $224 in cash on High.
Police then arrested High and took him to the Champaign County Jail, where he was released after posting 10 percent of a $15,000 bond.