Task force nabs Henry in Urbana




A Lakeview man was arrested in Urbana on Wednesday on new drug charges, a day after a Logan County grand jury named him in an indictment for possession of methamphetamine.

Harley Davidson Henry, 32, of 120 Market St., was charged with two counts of trafficking in methamphetamine, fifth-degree felonies, and possession of methamphetamine, a first-degree felony.

The arrests came as part of a Logan County Joint Drug Task Force investigation. The task force worked with deputies of the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office to make an arrest at Shoe Show, 209 Lippencott Lane.

Two females, one a Lakeview resident who drove Henry to the store, and the other a clerk, face possible charges in Champaign County.

A canine unit responded to the 6:15 p.m. arrest and the dog alerted to the vehicle. A large amount of methamphetamine — estimated to have a $3,000 street value — was seized along with pipes for smoking the drug.

The drugs and paraphernalia were hidden in the false bottom of a can.

Inside the store, the dog alerted to the clerk’s wallet which contained methamphetamine. Authorities believe Henry was delivering the drug to the clerk who would then sell to others possibly from the counter.

Henry was most recently arrested Oct. 26 by deputies of the Logan County Sheriff’s Office and then indicted Tuesday.

He is currently lodged in the Logan County Jail.

Logan County will prosecute the trafficking charges, while the felony possession charge will be handled in Champaign County.