Two charged in Naperville heroin case
A Naperville man with narcotics-possession, drunken-driving and theft convictions in his past and a woman have been arrested and charged with using heroin in their car outside a Naperville doughnut shop.
Anastasios J. Garantziotis and Jessica M. Mullins were released on bond following their arrests. Each faces trial in DuPage County Circuit Court in Wheaton on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance and a misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia, according to Naperville police records.
Garantziotis, 22, lives on the 0-99 block of Townsend Circle, in the Winchester Place area east of the Old Farm neighborhood on Naperville’s far south side. Mullins, 23, is from Hanover Park.
Sgt. Lou Cammiso said Garantziotis and Mullins were arrested about 4:15 p.m. Thursday in the parking lot of the Dunkin’ Donuts at 811 E. Ogden Ave. on the city’s north side. A restaurant employee or patron called police to report people parked in the lot who might be using drugs, Cammiso said Friday.
Police located the couple seated inside a red, 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier, Cammiso said. They were allegedly found with five small packets containing heroin, three hypodermic syringes and a spoon, he said.
An examination of court records revealed Garantziotis was arrested three times between June and September 2009 by police in Itasca and Roselle.
Garantziotis in June 2009 was charged with misdemeanor theft in Roselle, records indicated. He was found guilty in January 2010 in that case, with a judge ordering him to perform 30 hours of community service work and placing him on a year of supervision, records showed.
His next run-in with the law occurred that August, when Itasca police charged him with driving under the influence of alcohol and several other traffic-related offenses, according to records. He was convicted last May of the DUI charge and sentenced to 86 days in DuPage County Jail, records indicated.
The September 2009 case in Itasca, like the one in Naperville, involved a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance, records showed. A judge that December placed Garantziotis on two years of first-time narcotics offender probation and ordered him to perform 30 hours of public service work, according to records.
Court documents indicated Mullins has no significant record in DuPage, Kane and Will counties. The couple’s arraignment dates are pending.