CAMBRIDGE -- Two Henry County men have been arrested and charged with cannabis-related felonies.
Matthew DeDecker, 21, of Annawan, and Jacob Mendoza, 22, of Geneseo, were arrested Tuesday and charged with Class 1 felony unlawful delivery of between 2,000 and 5,000 grams of cannabis and Class 2 felony unlawful possession of cannabis.
Preliminary hearings have been set for Feb. 25. Mr. DeDecker said he is hiring private counsel. Mr. Mendoza was found indigent, and public defender James Cosby was appointed to defend him.
The two were being held in the Henry County jail Wednesday afernoon. Mr. Mendoz's bond was set at $50,000 and Mr. DeDecker's at $35,000.
Today is Saturday, Dec. 7, the 341st day of 2013. There are 24 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: Some excitement was created in our corn market today by two new buyers who ran the price up to 62 cents per bushel. 1888 -- 125 years ago: H.C. Connelly sold the Johnson property at the corner of 2nd Ave. and 15th St. to A.C. Schafer for $1,800. 1913 -- 100 years ago: O.W. Billings and George P. Herzog have opened a new ready-to-wear shop at 1611-13 2nd Ave. 1938 -- 75 years ago: Farmers in this section of Illinois are preparing to seal part of their 1938 corn crop and receive government loans on it up to 57 cents per bushel, depending on the quality and storage conditions. 1963 -- 50 years ago: Dohrn Transfer Co. is displaying its new general headquarters for its nine-state operations at 4016 9th St., Rock Island, today to its employees and tomorrow to its customers. 1988 -- 25 years ago: In 30 minutes under a Tuesday afternoon sun at the Kmart store in Moline, millionaire columnist Percy Ross raised $1,400 for the Salvation Army.