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URBANA — Javan J. Thompson, 31, of Bradley, was arrested on federal drug charges on Jan. 21.

According to charging documents filed in U.S. District Court, Thompson is accused of unlawful possession with intent to distribute a mixture and substance containing fentanyl. When arrested last week in an apartment in Bradley, police recovered a package that contained 547.7 grams of fentanyl in pill form and 288.9 grams of cocaine, according to police reports.

Police also recovered $18,500 in cash.

Kankakee Area Metropolitan Enforcement Group agents say they were tipped off last year by federal officials about possible drug activity involving Thompson.

Last week’s arrest was the culmination of a lengthy investigation, according to court documents.

Thompson’s next court date is Feb. 4.

Jeff Bonty is a reporter for The Daily Journal. He can be reached at jbonty@daily-journal.com and 815-937-3366.


Jeff Bonty has worked for The Daily Journal since September 1986, starting in the sports department before moving to news reporting in 2002. He's a native of Indiana and graduate of Purdue University. His email is jbonty@daily-journal.com.