Pair charged with drugs and gun crimes after traffic stop

Posted on Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 at 5:10 pm    

Twenty-six-year-old New Memphis in Clinton County, Illinois resident Leross Cooks and 26-year-old Rantoul in Champaign County local James Wesley Guy were arrested by Urbana police on November 18 after a traffic violation stop resulted in more serious findings, The News-Gazette reported.

Urbana police Sergeant Dan Morgan said a police officer pulled the suspects’ car over in the 1200 block of Lierman Avenue at around 1:40 p.m. for a supposed traffic violation. Cooks remained in the vehicle, but Guy attempted to run from the police. Guy was apprehended after a brief chase.

Guy, who was found to be wanted for warrants in Ohio, was charged with being a fugitive from justice and being a habitual armed criminal. Cooks, on the other hand, was charged with possession of a controlled substance for allegedly possessing a small amount of hydrocodone when the police arrested him. Two other misdemeanors, possession of cannabis and possession of a firearm without the proper ID card, were pinned on Cooks.

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