July 6, 2022

URBANA — A Champaign man who was in a automobile that skilled hashish, a gun and different weapon gear in it has been charged with armed violence.

A Faculty of Illinois legislation enforcement report acknowledged an officer did a license-plate study good earlier than 5 p.m. Monday on a automobile heading west on Springfield Avenue in Champaign. The proprietor, afterwards acknowledged as driver Sabir R. Muhammad, 23, who listed an deal with within the 1600 block of Carolyn Drive, was positioned to have a suspended driver’s license.

The report defined he admitted to the officer he mustn’t have been driving.

The report additionally stated the automobile was associated with a domestic-battery circumstance through which individuals fled from legislation enforcement.

Muhammad admitted to the officer he skilled smoked hashish within the auto a handful of hrs earlier.

A analysis of the motorized vehicle turned up a backpack within the trunk that skilled a loaded Glock .40-caliber handgun, another loaded journal and 4 plastic baggage that incorporates about 4 ounces of hashish.

Within the automobile, legislation enforcement recognized {a magazine} tempo loader, a laser sight for a handgun, 4 cellphones, a pistol grip and side of a handguard for an assault-design rifle, an proprietor’s information for an extra number of pistol, Muhammad’s revoked firearm proprietor’s identification card, plastic sandwich baggage, and a field for a digital scale.

Muhammad admitted to legislation enforcement that the backpack, gun and cannabis have been being his.

If convicted of armed violence, Muhammad faces six to 30 a long time in jail. Courtroom information exhibit he additionally has an unresolved demand of aggravated driving beneath the affect from an Oct arrest.

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Resolve Brett Olmstead established his bond at $150,000 and instructed him to be in courtroom docket Would possibly 3 for a probable-bring about listening to.