Man gets jail, probation in heroin case

<p>Ronald L. Hight, 27, has been sentenced to jail and placed on probation, after being convicted of a felony narcotics crime. Hight and a companion were arrested last summer at a motel in Naperville and charged with possessing heroin. | Submitted</p>

Ronald L. Hight, 27, has been sentenced to jail and placed on probation, after being convicted of a felony narcotics crime. Hight and a companion were arrested last summer at a motel in Naperville and charged with possessing heroin. | Submitted

A Warrenville man has been sentenced to jail and placed on probation, after being convicted of possessing heroin last summer in the parking lot of a motel on Naperville’s northeast side.

Ronald L. Hight, 27, pleaded guilty in DuPage County Circuit Court to a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance, according to court records. Prosecutors, in exchange for that plea, agreed to dismiss a companion charge of possession of a hypodermic syringe or needle, records indicated.

Judge Robert G. Kleeman accepted Hight’s plea, and on Tuesday, sentenced him to 152 days in DuPage County Jail, records showed. Hight served 76 days in jail after his arrest, and with day-for-day credit for good behavior, already has completed that term and been released.

Kleeman also placed Hight on two years of probation, according to records.

Naperville police in the early-morning hours of Sept. 13 arrested Hight and a friend, Meghan E. Gustin, outside the Days Inn Naperville/Chicago, 1350 E. Ogden Ave.

Police Cmdr. Lou Cammiso in September said that an officer, who had been patrolling the area about 45 minutes earlier, “observed two people in the back of the lot, passed out in a 2012 Jeep Compass.”

The officer’s investigation revealed Gustin and Hight “were passed out due to heroin usage,” Cammiso said. The officer then searched the vehicle and “discovered evidence” of heroin abuse, although Cammiso did not say how much of the drug was found in their possession.

Warrenville police arrested Gustin in early July on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance, and again five days later on a misdemeanor count of possession of a hypodermic syringe or needle.

Gustin, 29, also of Warrenville, pleaded guilty Aug. 22 in Kleeman’s courtroom to a charge of possession of a controlled substance in the Naperville case. Records indicated Kleeman that day sentenced her to 90 days in jail and placed her on two years of probation.

She was sentenced the next day to 62 days in jail and placed on probation in the Warrenville crime, records showed.

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