A man from Naperville’s northwest side has been sentenced to jail and ordered to perform community service work for participating in a ring that moved heroin from Chicago’s west side to the far western suburbs.
Jonathan Guerrero last lived on the 1600 block of Brookdale Road in the Brookdale neighborhood. He pleaded guilty to a felony count of possession of a controlled substance for his role in the ring, which authorities broke up last winter.
Guerrero, 20, was a first-time offender on drug charges, according to records on file in DuPage County Circuit Court in Wheaton. Judge Daniel P. Guerin, who accepted Guerrero’s plea, sentenced him to four days in DuPage County Jail, records showed.
Guerin on Aug. 21 also ordered Guerrero to perform 30 hours of public service work, records indicated. The judge also placed him on two years of first-time narcotics offender’s probation, ordered him to undergo substance abuse counseling and assessed unspecified fines and court costs, according to records.
Guerrero was one of 11 men who were arrested in late February and charged with participating in the ring. Their arrests followed a two-month-long investigation by agents of the DuPage County sheriff’s office and the West Chicago and Woodridge police departments.
Alleged ringleader Miguel Fernandez was seen buying heroin in Chicago and delivering it to at least some of the other 10 men, police said in February. He also was allegedly caught reselling heroin to a juvenile on at least one occasion, and with selling the drug within 1,000 feet of a school, authorities said.
Fernandez, 23, of West Chicago, remains in jail and is awaiting trial on 12 drug-related charges.
The other nine participants in the ring included young men from Chicago, Geneva, Warrenville and West Chicago.