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updated: 1/7/2014 2:57 PM

Police: East Dundee man planned to sell fake cocaine

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  • Antoine D. Truesdell

    Antoine D. Truesdell


A 22-year-old East Dundee man with a history of marijuana arrests faces charges that he planned to sell crushed Advil as powered cocaine, according to police.

Antoine D. Truesdell, of the 600 block of Riverhaven Drive, was arrested Friday afternoon after Carpentersville police obtained a warrant to search his car and his person, Cmdr. Timothy Bosshart said.

After a traffic stop at about 1:15 p.m. in the 1600 block of South Kennedy Drive (Route 25), police found 11.5 grams of marijuana in Truesdell's pockets and in his vehicle, along with a bag of white powder and other small bags of white powder, Bosshart said.

"When asked about the white powder, he said it was Advil that he had crushed. I'm assuming he was going to sell it as powdered cocaine. It was several small bags, individually wrapped," Bosshart said.

Truesdell is charged with marijuana possession and possession of a look-alike substance with intent for sale, both felonies, Kane County court records show.

The most serious charge carries a penalty of anywhere from probation to five years in prison and a $150,000 fine.

According to court records, Truesdell was arrested in October 2010 by Elgin police on charges of misdemeanor marijuana possession. He pleaded guilty and received court supervision, which was later revoked after a September 2011 arrest in Elgin on charges of possession of 2.5 grams to 10 grams of marijuana. Truesdell also was jailed for 10 days when his court supervision was revoked, records show.

Truesdell was being held on $35,000 bail at the Kane County jail. His next court date is Jan. 17.

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