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updated: 5/12/2014 6:12 PM

Huntley man gets probation for 2-pound pot bust

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  • David G. Knott

      David G. Knott


A Huntley man received two years of probation Friday after admitting to possession of more than two pounds of marijuana in October 2013.

David G. Knott, 54, of the 41W600 block of Powers Road, also must pay $5,500 in fines and court costs, according to Kane County court records.

He could be resentenced to between two and five years in prison if he violates his probation.

Knott was arrested at approximately 5:15 p.m. Oct. 16, 2013, in a traffic stop just outside his home after authorities received a tip he had drugs in his car, said Lt. Pat Gengler, spokesman for the Kane County sheriff's office.

Authorities seized about 2.4 pounds of marijuana from Knott's vehicle, said Gengler, who could not provide an estimated street value for the drugs.

Knott's defense attorney, Victor Puscas, said his client's lack of felony criminal history played a part in getting probation under the plea agreement approved by Kane County Judge John Barsanti.

"On balance, it's a pretty fair outcome," Puscas said.

Knott's only previous arrest in Kane County was in 1992 in West Dundee for misdemeanor battery and property damage, records show.

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