Geneva man accused of growing, possessing $600,000 in marijuana

  • Mark G. Lewis

    Mark G. Lewis

 
 
Updated 5/8/2015 5:08 PM

A former Geneva doctor already facing sexual assault charges was arrested Thursday after authorities said they seized nearly 200 marijuana plants and 26 pounds of cannabis valued at $600,000 from his home.

Bond on a 2012 sexual assault case was revoked for Mark G. Lewis, 55, of the 0-99 block of Squire Lane, after his arrest.

 

Prosecutors said Lewis is charged with felony possession of cannabis with intent to deliver, production of cannabis plants and possession of a firearm without a Firearm Owner's Identification card.

Prosecutors said members of the North Central Narcotics Task Force on Thursday executed a search warrant and seized 199 marijuana plants, 11,772 grams of processed marijuana, a handgun and ammunition from Lewis' home.

Lewis had been free after posting $25,000 bond on the sexual assault case and was not allowed to possess any firearms.

Lewis was arrested and charged in July 2014 with a November 2012 sexual assault of a woman he knew at his home.

In a lawsuit, which has since been settled out of court, the woman argued she woke up in a bed at Lewis' home with her pants removed and Lewis -- who was lying next to her with his shirt off -- claimed she urinated in the bed and needed her clothing removed.

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State regulators also have suspended Lewis's medical license on grounds that he had inappropriate relationships with patients and improperly prescribed prescription drugs to people.

A message left for Dean Kekos, one of Lewis' defense attorneys, was not immediately returned.

Lewis is next due in court Wednesday.

He faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted of the most severe charge in the sexual assault case.

Lewis faces between 12 and 60 years in prison if convicted of the most severe marijuana charges.

His bail on the marijuana charges is $1 million and he must prove that any bond money comes from legitimate sources.

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