URBANA – A Rantoul man who allegedly hit a friend was charged with household batteries and alleged possession of several pounds of cannabis and cannabis products that he tried to sell.

Cory J. Worker, 32, of the 200 block on Letchworth Drive, was charged Wednesday after his arrest at around 12:30 pm on Tuesday.

A police report from Rantoul said a woman who lived at the same address had been with Worker for four years and that he would move out on Tuesday. He got angry when he couldn’t find a vehicle title and allegedly grabbed her by the neck and pushed her to the ground.

Angry, the woman called police about the attack, but also revealed that Worker had brought cannabis and related products from Oregon to Illinois to sell.

In the house, police found several bags of suspected cannabis, cannabis wax, cannabis vape cartridges and cannabis edibles.

The items weighed about 8 pounds combined, enough to hold up the charge of grade 1 and 2 crimes against workers. If convicted of the more serious charges, he faces a suspended sentence of four to 15 years in prison.

After hearing of Worker’s previous convictions for obstruction of justice, manufacture or supply of cannabis, possession of a controlled substance, driving under the influence of alcohol, driving under lockdown, tampering with witnesses, and carrying a hidden weapon, Judge Randy Rosenbaum set his bail at $ 50,000 fixed.

The next court date for the employee is September 28th.