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Accused doctor now faces drug charges

Mark Lewis
Mark Lewis

ST. CHARLES – A former Geneva doctor charged last year with sexual assault now faces charges for growing marijuana in his home, according to a news release from the Kane County State's Attorney's Office.

Mark Lewis, 55, of St. Charles, has been charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, a Class X felony; possession of marijuana, a Class 1 felony; production of marijuana plants, a Class 2 felony; possession of a firearm with a revoked FOID card, a Class 3 felony; and possession of firearm ammunition without a FOID card, a Class A misdemeanor.

Officers from the North Central Narcotics Task Force on Thursday executed a search warrant at his residence, where they found 199 marijuana plants, 11,772 grams of processed marijuana, a handgun and ammunition, the release states.

The release indicates the street value of the marijuana and marijuana plants seized was estimated at more than $600,000.

Lewis, who was home at the time, was taken into custody and charged, according to the release.

His bond was set at $1 million Friday. He must prove that the source of any money posted is from a legitimate source, the release states.

Lewis had been out on bail for a 2014 case in which he faces one count each of aggravated criminal sexual assault, a Class X felony, and criminal sexual assault, a Class 1 felony. He has pleaded not guilty and asked for a jury trial.

Prosecutors on Friday moved to revoke bond in that case, and the request was granted by Circuit Judge John Barsanti, according to the release.

Lewis remained in custody early Friday afternoon.

He is expected in court at 9 a.m. Wednesday for both cases.

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