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updated: 8/11/2014 11:06 PM

Trial delayed for Antioch couple accused in drug case

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  • Alexander J. Story, 24, is facing 50 years in prison for selling "Molly" in Antioch.

      Alexander J. Story, 24, is facing 50 years in prison for selling "Molly" in Antioch.

  • McKensie E. Story, 24, of Antioch, is facing 50 years in prison for selling "Molly."

      McKensie E. Story, 24, of Antioch, is facing 50 years in prison for selling "Molly."

 
 

The trial for an Antioch couple facing 50 years in prison over charges they sold the drug "Molly" was pushed back to November.

Alexander Story, and his wife, McKensie, both 24, are now scheduled to go to trial Nov. 3 after defense attorney Steven McCullom requested the delay because, he said, more forensic investigation is needed.

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McCullom would not provide more details into the investigation after Monday's court hearing.

The Storys were charged Sept. 17 with three counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver for possessing and selling "Molly" out of their residence on the 25000 block of Fox Avenue.

According to drugfree.org, the term "Molly" is slang for "molecule" and refers to MDMA in its powdered form. The website states Ecstasy is made when MDMA is mixed with caffeine or other drugs, such as methamphetamine, and placed in capsule form.

More than 650 capsules and 42 grams of MDMA were confiscated during the bust, authorities said.

In addition, authorities seized 15 squares of LSD, one gram of Dimethyltryptamine and 4.39 grams of cannabis. The street value of the drugs seized is estimated to be about $50,000, authorities said.

Authorities said the couple were mixing the Molly with DMT in capsules, then selling each pill for $25 to $80.

A .410-gauge shotgun with ammunition, $4,200 in cash, various computers and electronics equipment, a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze and a 2001 Volkswagen Jetta were also seized in the bust, authorities said.

Both pleaded not guilty to the charges in front of Lake County Judge Victoria Rossetti in December, and remain free from jail after posting the required 10 percent of their $50,000 bail.

Two of the charges carry a maximum sentence of 50 years in prison, McCullom said, while the third count could put each behind bars for 15 years.

The couple are due back in court Oct. 7 for another case management conference.

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