Kewanee men face heroin charges


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Posted Online: Aug. 08, 2012, 9:16 pm
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By Lisa Hammer, rlhammer@qconline.com
CAMBRIDGE -- Mark Jennings, 41, of Kewanee, is in jail on $250,000 bail on a charge of calculated criminal drug conspiracy for allegedly delivering less than one gram of heroin to a confidential source on Aug. 2.

Mr. Jennings waived a preliminary hearing on Monday and a pre-trial hearing was set for Aug. 23. Judge Ted Hamer appointed Ed Woller to represent him.

According to the charge, Mr. Jennings and co-defendant David Weir, 26, also of Kewanee, agreed to deliver less than one gram of heroin to a confidential source within 1,000 feet of Central School in Kewanee. Mr. Weir is in jail on $25,000 bail. Judge Hamer appointed public defender James Cosby to defend Mr. Weir.

At a preliminary hearing for Mr. Weir on Monday, Kewanee Police Officer Shawn Lay testified about a controlled buy conducted by the department's street crimes unit and the Black Hawk Area Task Force. Charges were filed Aug. 3.






















 




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