Man gets jail in heroin case

A man from Naperville’s far northwest side has been sentenced to jail and placed on probation, after being convicted of possessing heroin last fall during a traffic stop in Bolingbrook.

Phillip L. Thorman, 29, lives on the 1600 block of Country Lakes Drive, in the Country Lakes area of Naperville. He pleaded guilty in Will County Circuit Court in Joliet to a Class 4 felony charge of possession of a controlled substance, according to court records.

Judge Amy M. Bertani-Tomczak accepted Thorman’s plea and sentenced him to 246 days in Will County Jail. Records indicated Thorman spent 123 days in the jail following his arrest, and with day-for-day credit for good behavior, has completed his term and been released.

Bertani-Tomczak on April 3 also placed Thorman on two years of probation. An examination of court documents revealed he had no prior criminal record in Will, DuPage and Kane counties.

Bolingbrook police arrested Thorman about 3:24 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Pheasant Hill Plaza shopping center, near the northwest corner of Lily Cache Lane and Route 53. An officer on routine patrol stopped Thorman’s black Chrysler car after noting its front license plate was missing, police Lt. Mike Rompa said.

“Thorman appeared very nervous upon being contacted by the officer,” Rompa said in November.

“Upon further investigation, a metal pipe with residue was located” in Thorman’s possession, Rompa said. Police also found Thorman with “liquid Lidocaine, five packets of white powder” and about a half-gram of marijuana, he said.

The powder “was suspected to be 1.6 grams of heroin,” Rompa said. Lidocaine is used to treat burning, itching and other skin irritations, and can be used as a local anesthetic.

Rompa added Thorman offered no resistance as he was being taken into custody.