A man and a woman who were arrested only last month on narcotics-related charges have new legal trouble, after Naperville police allegedly found them with heroin and drug equipment in a motel parking lot.
Warrenville residents Meghan E. Gustin, 28, and Ronald L. Hight, 26, remained Tuesday in DuPage County Jail in Wheaton on bails of $25,000 and $30,000, respectively.
Hight is to stand trial on charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of a hypodermic syringe or needle, according to DuPage County Circuit Court records. Gustin faces trial on charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of a hypodermic syringe or needle for at least the second time and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, court records indicated.
A written Naperville police bulletin stated the couple were arrested about 12:18 a.m. Friday outside the Days Inn Naperville/Chicago, at 1350 E. Ogden Ave. on the city’s northeast side.
Police Sgt. Lou Cammiso said an officer who had been patrolling the area about 45 minutes earlier “observed two people in the back of the lot, passed out in a 2012 Jeep Compass.”
“(The) officer investigated, and discovered the two were passed out due to heroin usage,” Cammiso said Monday via e-mail. The officer then searched the vehicle and “discovered evidence of same,” Cammiso said.
Cammiso did not say how much heroin was allegedly found in the Jeep, or whether police recovered more than one syringe.
Warrenville police arrested Gustin on or about July 8 on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance, court records showed. Hight was arrested five days later in Warrenville on a misdemeanor count of possession of a hypodermic syringe or needle, according to records.
Gustin in January 2009 was placed on a year of court supervision, after being convicted of a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia in Addison, court records indicated. She also spent 11 days in jail after being found guilty in an August 2011 case of domestic battery in West Chicago, records showed.
Naperville police in November 2002 issued Hight a ticket for disorderly conduct, according to records. He also received court supervision in December 2005 for possessing less than 30 grams of marijuana in Naperville, records indicated.
Hight is scheduled to appear Monday in court to answer the heroin-related charges, and Gustin on Aug. 22, records showed.