Vernon Hills man charged with gun, drug offenses

A Vernon Hills man is facing several charges after authorities seized a semi-automatic pistol and more than 30 grams of cocaine at his home.

Dentri J. Henning, 34, was in Lake County jail Friday pending an initial court hearing. Authorities said Henning was taken into custody Thursday following an investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Group.

According the sheriff’s office, investigators had received information Henning, of the 300 block of Farmingdale Circle, was selling firearms and drugs. A semi-automatic weapon and more than 30 grams of cocaine were recovered, authorities said.

According to the sheriff’s office, Henning is charged with being an armed habitual criminal and two counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, both Class X felonies.

Henning also is charged with two counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance; unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon; three counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon; and two counts of unlawful sale of a firearm, all felonies.

The Special Investigations Group is part of the federal High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area program, operating under the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, which provides coordination, equipment, technology, and additional resources to combat drug production and trafficking.

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