Two men and a woman from Naperville are free on bond and awaiting arraignment, after a complaint about noise led to their arrests on narcotics and weapons charges.
John G. Chao, 25, and Zayra L. Figueroa, 20, face trial on felony charges of possession of between 10 and 30 grams of marijuana. Kyle D.Q. Johnson, 20, faces misdemeanor counts of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, according to records on file in DuPage County Circuit Court in Wheaton.
The three were arrested about 6:32 p.m. Saturday in an apartment on the 1000 block of Heritage Hill Drive on Naperville’s northwest side, where Chao and Figueroa live. Johnson was allegedly visiting them from his home on the 100 block of North Wright Street.
Naperville police Sgt. Bill Davis said officers were sent to investigate a complaint of loud music coming from the apartment. While at the front door, “officers observed, in plain view, drug paraphernalia and other evidence of drug use,” Davis wrote in an email.
“The residence was then secured, and a search warrant was obtained,” Davis said. “Approximately 22 grams of (marijuana,) 10 grams of Psilocybin, a 9-mm Barretta handgun and other powdery and plant-like substances were recovered from inside the apartment,” he said.
Davis added members of the police department’s Special Operations Group assisted patrol officers with the investigation and arrests.
Psilocybin is commonly known as mushrooms. Davis said a preliminary police report did not indicate whether the Barretta was loaded or empty.
In addition to the felony marijuana count, Chao is charged with two felony counts of possession of a controlled substance, court records indicated. He is also charged with possession of a firearm without having a valid firearms owner’s identification card and two counts of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, records showed.
Figueroa, in addition to the felony marijuana complaint, is charged with unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, according to records. Johnson faces trial on charges of possession of between 2.5 and 10 grams of marijuana and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, records indicated.
An examination of court documents revealed neither Chao, Figueroa nor Johnson has a criminal record in DuPage, Kane or Will county.
Chao is scheduled to appear Monday in court to answer the charges against him. Preliminary court dates for Figueroa and Johnson were pending as of Wednesday.