A Chicago man apparently traveling long distances was arrested in Marion County and later charged with a Class C felony of delivery of a controlled substance.

A Chicago man apparently traveling long distances was arrested in Marion County and later charged with a Class C felony of delivery of a controlled substance.

Allegedly, Daozheng Kang, of Chicago, was stopped for speeding and after a consent search of his vehicle, approximately 32 pounds of marijuana was seized.

Kang was arrested and taken to the Marion County Jail where his bond was set at $50,000 cash or surety. The charge carries a range of punishment up to 10 years in the Dept. of Corrections or up to one year in jail or a fine up to $10,000 or a combination. His first court date will likely be Aug. 11, according to Marion County Prosecuting Attorney David Clayton.

Kang was stopped by a Marion County deputy as he drove on U.S. 36 east of Monroe City for traveling 73 mph in a 65 mph zone.

The deputy engaged Kang in conversation, asking questions about his travels.

According to a probable cause statement, Kang changed his story several times, claiming he was student visiting prospective schools and also claiming to work in a Chinese restaurant in Colorado.

Kang gave consent for the deputy to search the vehicle, when the deputy allegedly located the marijuana.