James N. Smith, 20, of Champaign, was arrested at 1:08 p.m. Thursday near White and Elm streets, Champaign, for aggravated unlawful use of weapons, possession of cannabis on school grounds with intent to deliver, and on a Champaign County warrant for failure to appear in court. Smith was driving near an elementary school when he was stopped by Street Crimes Task Force officers who recognized his vehicle and were aware that he was driving with a suspended license. Police searched the vehicle after smelling a strong odor of cannabis and found a backpack containing a handgun and cannabis individually wrapped for delivery.
At 6:51 p.m. Thursday near the Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana, Malique D. Hyde, 20, of Urbana, was issued a state of Illinois notice to appear in court related to a Champaign County warrant for failure to appear in court. Police initially called to check on Hyde, who passersby reported was exhibiting odd behavior.