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updated: 12/20/2011 5:01 PM

Antioch Township man denies having pot, cocaine

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An Antioch Township man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to accusations he had marijuana and cocaine in his house when it was searched by police.

John Gentile, 32, faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver and possession of marijuana with the intent to deliver.

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Lake County Assistant State's Attorney Danielle Pascucci said Lake County sheriff's deputies served a search warrant on Gentile's residence in the 41000 block of North Circle Drive around 12:15 a.m. on Nov. 18.

The deputies found a little more than six ounces of marijuana stashed throughout the residence, Pascucci said, including a little more than four ounces that was stored in a safe.

Nearly seven grams of cocaine was also found in the kitchen of the house, Pascucci said.

Police said Gentile admitted all of the banned substances were his during an interview.

Associate Judge Theodore Potkonjak scheduled a trial of the case for Jan. 23. He ordered Gentile, who is held on $25,000 bail, to appear in court Jan. 10.

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