Naperville man charged with bringing heroin into DuPage jail

  • Michael Chacón

    Michael Chacón

Updated 8/29/2014 4:37 PM

A Naperville man is behind bars charged with several heroin-related crimes, including bringing the drug into a penal institution by hiding it in his rectum.

Michael Chacón, 25, of the 1200 block of Suffolk Street, recently was arrested at his home and charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.


Police say they were called by Chacón's mother, who they said witnessed her son shooting up heroin and was fed up with his drug use.

"She told him she'd had enough and didn't know what else to do, so she called police," Naperville Detective Sgt. Nick Liberio said.

According to court records, police confiscated an undisclosed amount of heroin at the home, a syringe and a small tin containing a milky white substance used to prepare the drug for injection.

After he was charged, Chacón was transported to the DuPage County jail, where a search found additional drugs.

Liberio said it wasn't until Chacón was being searched at the jail that a deputy found a small foil packet containing heroin in Chacón's front right pocket.

"He (Chacón) then indicated to the deputy that he had an additional foil package in his rectum," Liberio said.

Sheriff spokeswoman Dawn Domrose said Chacón removed the package on his own without medical assistance.

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Police believe Chacón knew they would be arriving at his mother's home and attempted to conceal the larger quantity of heroin in an area not usually searched during arrests.

"We only do strip searches when we absolutely have reason to believe there is a need to, but we do not do cavity searches," Liberio said.

Chacón is being held on $100,000 bail and is next due in court at 9 a.m. on Sept. 15 in courtroom 4012.

In June 2013 he was charged with a felony count of possession of a controlled substance and a misdemeanor count of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, court records show.

Chacón, formerly of Glendale Heights, also was imprisoned last year for killing his girlfriend's Chihuahua, apparently because it urinated on his shirt.

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