A Hoopeston man was jailed in Champaign County Wednesday. 34-year-old Kareem Marshall had bond set at $10,000 following his arrest Tuesday on drug charges. Marshall was charged with felony unlawful possession with the intent to deliver cannabis.
According to a police report, Marshall was with his girlfriend at a motel. The motel clerk called police when she smelled marijuana on Marshall. The room was in Marshall's girlfriend's name. And Marshall himself had but a single duffel bag.
While waiting at the motel to talk to Marshall, a motel employee alerted the officers that Marshall was leaving out the room window with his duffel bag.
Police found Marshall hiding behind an electrical box with the duffel bag on the ground. The bag was open, with some of the contents scattered on the ground nearby. Next to the duffel bag was a trash can where police found three vacuum-sealed bundles of a green, leafy substance, an empty vacuum-sealed bag, a zip-lock vacuum sealer and a digital scale.
When police arrested Marshall, they found $683 cash.
A collision near Elliott Monday injured the drivers of two vehicles involved. Emergency personnel responded to 1300 E and 500 N Roads around 4:15 pm
Sheriff's Police report 65-year-old Harry "Arthur" Kinzinger of Gibson City was northbound in a pickup truck when he failed to yield to a westbound Jeep driven by 25-year-old Jamie M. Mirto of Gibson City.
Both drivers were treated for minor injuries at Gibson Area Hospital.