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Naperville man jailed in Ecstasy case

A 23-year-old Naperville man faces a potential mandatory prison term, after law enforcement officials allegedly found just over 16 grams of Ecstasy inside his house.

Bond was set Tuesday at $200,000 for Paul J. Flynn. He remains in custody at Will County Jail in Joliet.

Charles B. Pelkie, spokesman for Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow, confirmed Flynn faces trial on a Class X felony count of the manufacture of more than 15 but less than 100 grams of Ecstasy. A Class X felony carries a mandatory sentence of six to 30 years in prison upon conviction.

Flynn, of the 2200 block of Waynesburg Street, allegedly kept methylenedioxymethamphetamine, commonly known as Ecstasy, in his home.

Inspector Kyle Bledsoe is field supervisor of the Will County Cooperative Police Assistance Team. He said team members earlier this year “received information, basically from an anonymous tip, that Paul Flynn might be involved in illegal narcotics sales” in the area.

Bledsoe said approximately five members of the team went about 3 p.m. May 2 to Flynn’s house. Police “got consent to search the residence” from an occupant of the home Bledsoe declined to identify.

The search yielded 16.1 grams of Ecstasy, approximately $300 and an assortment of drug-related equipment and paraphernalia that included a scale and packaging material, Bledsoe said.

Investigators determined all of the contraband belonged to Flynn, Bledsoe said. He added the Ecstasy had an estimated street sale value of $4,000.

Bledsoe declined to discuss further details of the investigation or arrest.

An examination of court records revealed Flynn has received a number of traffic tickets but has no criminal record in Will, DuPage and Kane counties.

Pelkie said Flynn’s arraignment is set for July 2 in Will County Circuit Court.


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