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 Wednesday, April 16, the 106th day of 2014. There are 259 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition. 1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th Masonic District of Illinois. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle. 1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.