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 Thursday, May 23, the 143rd day of 2013. There are 222 days left in the year. 1863 — 150 years ago: Messrs. J. and M. Rosenfield have moved their leather and hidestore to the building formerly occupied by Temple Bufords's store. They buy and sellhides, pelts, furs, wool, beeswax, lard, tallow, etc. 1888 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Lumber Company has recovered 5,000 of the8,000 logs that were carried away by the Mississippi River flood last week. 1913 -- 100 years ago: John J. Ullemeyer has been awarded the contract to furnish RockIsland fire and police department members with uniforms, at the city's expense. 1938 -- 75 years ago: Work on Aledo's new $38,000 swimming pool was started thismorning at South Park when ground for the pool was broken by Mayor John W. Murphy. 1963 -- 50 years ago: Students and teacher at Moline High School called today "MissLeona Day" day at the school in honor of the government teacher who retires at theend of the school term. Although she's been teaching for 43 years at the school, Miss Dayfound a new way of arriving at the school this morning. At 7:30 a.m., a police squad carpulled up in front of Miss Day's home and escorted her to school. A caravan of students' cars joined the procession along the way. 1988 -- 25 years ago: Barbecue cooking and riverfront antics are planned for Discover the River Day Saturday in Leach Park, Bettendorf. A 5K run, wind surfing, a canoe race, hogcalling and more will round out the day under the Interstate 74 bridge.