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updated: 3/6/2014 4:39 PM

Drug court for Geneva man facing heroin, Ecstasy charges

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  • Tyler E. White

    Tyler E. White


A 22-year-old man who was arrested after apparently shooting heroin in the washroom at a downtown Geneva coffee shop last summer has been accepted into the Kane County Drug Rehabilitation Program.

Tyler E. White, of the 300 block of North First Street, Geneva, faces four to 15 years in prison if he fails to complete the therapy-intensive drug court, considered the last chance for defendants facing significant prison time.

"Tyler did get into the drug court," attorney Vincent Solano said. "Hopefully he can take this opportunity to get his life changed."

White was arrested last July at Starbucks, 229 W. State St., after a person outside the coffee shop reported there was a man locked inside of the bathroom.

Officers said they found White on the bathroom floor, surrounded by several foil packets on the toilet along with a used hypodermic needle.

He also was arrested in spring 2013 on charges of possession of between 15 and 200 Ecstasy pills, a charge that carried a possible prison term of six to 30 years in prison with no chance of probation.

Solano said Kane County prosecutors reduced the Ecstasy charge so White could be admitted into the two-year drug court program in late February.

Solano said White entered an inpatient drug program in September and has passed weekly drug tests since then.

White is next due in court Wednesday for a weekly status report to Judge Marmarie Kostelny, records show.

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