Naperville man gets prison time for bringing heroin into jail

  • Michael Chacón

    Michael Chacón

Updated 11/25/2014 4:27 PM

A Naperville man charged with several heroin-related crimes, including bringing the drug into jail by hiding it in his rectum, was sentenced Tuesday to two concurrent 4-year prison terms.

Michael Chacón, 25, of the 1200 block of Suffolk Street, pleaded guilty last month to unlawful possession of a controlled substance, which also reopened a June 2013 case in which he was sentenced to probation for a felony count of possession of a controlled substance and a misdemeanor count of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.


Judge Blanche Hill Fawell handed down the sentence and denied Chacón's request for boot camp, saying she did not believe he had "changed" his ways since she originally sentenced him in September 2013.

Chacón told Fawell he finally realized his drug use was "devastating" his mother and he felt boot camp would help him further recover.

"My life has lacked discipline for as long as I can remember," he said.

Chacón 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.

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.

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

Naperville police 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.

Police said Chacón also then "indicated to the deputy that he had an additional foil package in his rectum."

Sheriff's officials said Chacón removed the package on his own without medical assistance.

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.

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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