I drew this vector path (i think its a vector) with the brush tool in illustrator based on the hand drawing/scan you see in the pic. Now, I can't get rid of the hand drawing. it moves with the path/object. Greatly appreciate it if you can tell me how to unlink it. Thanks.
Your items are grouped together, go ahead an Ungroup them.
Right Click > Ungroup (Ctrl/Command+Shift+G)
You can also use the Direct Selection Tool (A) to select the paths (even if they're grouped).