Naperville man charged again with drug possession

A young Naperville man who was sentenced to jail earlier this year following a crime involving marijuana has been arrested and charged with possessing heroin earlier this month during an underage drinking party.

Jose G. Flores, 18, lives on the 200 block of Basswood Drive in the West Highlands neighborhood. He remained Friday in Will County Jail in Joliet on $30,000 bail, awaiting trial on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance, according to jail and court records.

Flores was arrested about 11:35 p.m. April 2, as Naperville police were breaking up a party at a home on the 1800 block of Princess Circle, in the River Run area of the city’s far south side. Young people under the age of 21 were allegedly drinking alcoholic beverages and using narcotics during the party, which police Sgt. Bill Davis said occurred while the homeowners were out for the evening.

Davis, in an email, said upon the arrival of police, “dozens of subjects were seen fleeing the area. Officers also observed approximately 20 subjects in the backyard” of the home, many of whom appeared to be under the legal drinking age, he said.

Flores was among those seen in the backyard, Davis said. When confronted by police, he was allegedly “found to be in possession of (1.4 grams of) a white, powdery substance suspected to be heroin,” Davis said.

Also stopped and arrested was Ryan N. Blacker. Davis said Blacker was allegedly “found to have been consuming alcohol, and tried to pull away from an officer when ordered to stop.”

Blacker, 18, lives on the 3200 block of Tussell Street in the Ashbury neighborhood. He was charged with illegal consumption of liquor by a minor and interfering with police, Davis said.

The 17-year-old son of the homeowners was charged with “providing a location for underage consumption of alcohol” by allegedly hosting the party, Davis said. He added no other arrests were made or tickets issued, nor was any property damaged during the incident.

Will County court records indicated Flores was arrested May 14 by sheriff’s office investigators and charged with the felony manufacture or delivery of 30 to 500 grams of marijuana. A judge on Jan. 21 sentenced him to 18 days in jail, ordered him to perform 30 hours of community service work and placed him on two years of probation, records showed.

Flores is set to appear April 25 in Will County Circuit Court for a preliminary hearing in the case.

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