St. Charles man charged with dealing cocaine, Ecstasy


A St. Charles man was being held Friday on $1 million bail in the Kane County jail, facing charges of selling cocaine and Ecstasy, according to police.

He was arrested one day before he was due to be discharged from parole.

Batavia police arrested Joseph Paul Pryor, 33, Wednesday in a parking lot on the northeast corner of Randall Road and Prairie Street in St. Charles.

Batavia Police Det. Sgt. Glenn Autenrieth said the arrest developed out of an ongoing investigation into drug sales in Batavia.

Pryor is accused of selling 7 grams of powdered cocaine and 100 pills of Ecstasy to an undercover Batavia officer.

He is charged with two counts of manufacturing or delivering cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school, a Class X felony. The arrest occurred within 1,000 feet of a child-care center.

Pryor is also charged with two counts manufacturing or delivering cocaine and two counts possession of more than 15 but fewer than 200 pills of Ecstasy, both Class 1 felonies, and two counts of possession of a controlled substance, a Class 4 felony.

He was due to be discharged from parole Thursday on a possession of controlled substance conviction out of Cook County and a DuPage County case where he was convicted of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud in Lisle.

His next court date is Sept. 10.