A 40-year-old West Chicago man who was arrested earlier this year for trying to sell heroin has been sentenced to 6½ years in prison, authorities said.
Anthony Wiley, of the 300 block of Jenice Court, was sentenced Thursday after entering a blind plea of guilty to one count of unlawful possession of heroin with intent to deliver.
Officials said in a statement that the sentencing is the result of an investigation led by the DuPage Metropolitan Enforcement Group, Carol Stream police and the DuPage County state's attorney's office.
After learning that Wiley was selling crack cocaine and heroin, authorities arranged a Feb. 22 "sting" operation in which they purported to purchase illegal drugs from Wiley. They met Wiley about 4:45 p.m. in a Carol Stream parking lot to buy the narcotics.
As officers approached Wiley's vehicle, they announced they were police and ordered Wiley out of the vehicle. But Wiley locked the doors and started putting capsules containing an off-white substance into his mouth, officials said. The substance later was determined to be heroin.
Wiley was taken into custody after he unlocked the doors to the vehicle.
Wiley must serve half of the sentence before being eligible for parole, officials said.