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posted: 5/29/2010 12:01 AM

Cops: St. Charles ecstasy dealer arrested

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  • Justin J. Heneghan

    Justin J. Heneghan


A St. Charles man was arrested after narcotics agents seized more than 100 ecstasy pills from his home, police said Friday.

Justin J. Heneghan, 23, is charged with unlawful possession of ecstasy with intent to deliver, unlawful possession of cannabis, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, among other charges, according to court records.

Master Sgt. Bill Backus of the North Central Narcotics Task Force said agents searched Heneghan's apartment on the 100 block of Walnut Drive on Thursday and seized more than 100 ecstasy pills, between 30 and 50 grams of marijuana, and assorted drug paraphernalia. The arrest capped a two-month investigation into the distribution of MDMA, otherwise known as ecstasy, he said.

Heneghan also was charged with aggravated battery to a police officer, attempted escape and resisting police after he attempted to flee while being driven to the Kane County jail, Backus said.

"During transport, he became aggressive and started kicking the agent that was transporting him to the jail," Backus said.

The agent pulled over at Route 64 and Randall Road in St. Charles to "get him under control," Backus said, when Heneghan broke free and ran. After a brief chase, he said, the agent and an off-duty Carol Stream police officer who happened to be in the area took Heneghan back into custody.

Kane County court records show Heneghan has prior convictions for aggravated robbery, resisting police and underage drinking. He was being held in the Kane County jail Friday on a $300,000 bond. His next court date is Friday.