Two charged with heroin possession in Naperville

A young Naperville woman and a man from Plainfield are free on bond and awaiting trial, accused of possessing heroin and other contraband while parked in a car on Naperville’s far south side.

Tabitha L. Lavin, 19, of the 2600 block of Freeland Circle, in Naperville’s Harmony Grove neighborhood, and Adam C. Costilla, 24, are scheduled to appear Aug. 22 in Will County Circuit Court in Joliet. Both face trial there on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of hypodermic syringes or needles, according to court records.

Lavin and Costilla were arrested about 10:30 p.m. July 24, as they sat inside a green, 2000 Audi A8, police Sgt. Bill Davis said. The car was parked on the 4100 block of Easy Circle, in the Prairie Crossing area of Naperville’s far south side.

Davis, in an email, said police had been sent to investigate a report of a suspicious vehicle in the neighborhood. Lavin was found in the driver’s seat, and Costilla next to her in the front passenger seat, Davis said.

“Further investigation and a search … resulted in the recovery of a hypodermic needle (from) Costilla’s pocket,” Davis said. A glass smoking pipe and a container with a small amount of suspected marijuana inside it were also allegedly found in his possession, he said.

Police also allegedly found a syringe in Lavin’s purse. Davis said a search of the Audi “resulted in the recovery of an off-white, powdery substance” of 0.3 grams of suspected heroin on an aluminum can, he said.

Costilla also was charged with possession of less than 2.5 grams of marijuana.

Lavin and Costilla might be in even more trouble, as both have been convicted recently of charges of driving under the influence. Costilla also faces trial on a recent charge of property damage.

DuPage County court records showed Lavin was arrested in mid-March 2013 by Naperville police and charged with driving under the influence of drugs. A judge on Aug. 20 ordered her to perform 50 hours of community service work, attend the county’s DUI school and spend two years on supervision, a probation she might have violated with her most recent arrest.

Costilla was arrested in September 2011 for driving under the influence in Bolingbrook, and again in September 2012 for DUI in Plainfield, Will County court records indicated. He was ordered to perform 100 hours of public service work after being found guilty of the first crime, and was sentenced to 10 days in jail and placed on conditional discharge after being convicted the second time, according to records.

Lavin is scheduled to return to DuPage County Circuit Court on Aug. 19 in her DUI case.

Costilla, similarly, is to return Aug. 11 to Will County Circuit Court. Prosecutors from the state’s attorney’s office have filed a petition to revoke the terms of his probation in the Plainfield DUI because of an unrelated, misdemeanor charge of criminal damage to property, which was filed in May by Naperville police, records showed.

Lavin and Costilla are free on bonds of $3,000 each.

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