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Naperville man is jailed for possession of Ecstasy

Naperville  resident Paul J. Flynn, 23, is serving a 60-day sentence in Will County Jail, after being convicted of having narcotics in his home.  |  Courtesy of Naperville Police Department
Naperville resident Paul J. Flynn, 23, is serving a 60-day sentence in Will County Jail, after being convicted of having narcotics in his home. | Courtesy of the Will County Sheriff's Office

A narcotics dealer from Naperville’s far south side has been sentenced to 60 days in Will County Jail in Joliet, for having Ecstasy last spring inside his home.

Paul J. Flynn is in custody at the jail and serving his sentence. He will spend two years on probation after completion of that term, according to records on file in Will County Circuit Court.

Five members of the Will County Cooperative Police Assistance Team went May 2 to Flynn’s home on the 2200 block of Waynesburg Street, in the Old Farm area of Naperville. Inspector Kyle Bledsoe, field supervisor of that agency, said investigators confiscated 16.1 grams of Ecstasy from the house.

Flynn, 23, was originally charged with a Class X felony count of the manufacture of more than 15 but less than 100 grams of Ecstasy. Class X felonies carry mandatory sentences of six to 30 years in prison upon conviction.

Court records revealed Flynn had no prior criminal record in Will, DuPage and Kane counties. He pleaded guilty Monday to an amended felony charge of unlawful possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver, which carries a less-harsh penalty than do Class X felonies.

Judge Edward A. Burmila accepted Flynn’s plea and imposed his sentence, records showed.

Bledsoe said authorities earlier this year “received information, basically from an anonymous tip,” that Flynn was involved in local narcotics sales.

After receiving permission to search the Flynn home, investigators discovered and seized the Ecstasy, along with about $300 and drug-related equipment and paraphernalia that included a scale and packaging material, Bledsoe said last spring.

Police determined all of the contraband belonged to Flynn. Bledsoe said the Ecstasy had an estimated street sale value of $4,000.

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