Champaign man charged with drug crimes
Twenty-nine-year-old Champaign resident Harvey Blakely was charged in the Champaign County Circuit Court with unlawful possession with intent to deliver heroin and cocaine, both of which are Class 1 felonies, after being arrested on Saturday, October 25 and assigned a $500,000 bond, The News-Gazette reported.
Blakely was arrested after a shooting occurred outside the house where he was throwing a party. A Champaign police report showed that authorities responded to sounds of shooting near the area at round 3:55 a.m. and found 24-year-old Champaign local Jermel Hedrick fatally wounded inside a parked truck.
Police obtained a search warrant to search the perimeters of the house and found the contraband – individually wrapped bags of cocaine and heroin – under one of the mattresses.
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