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West Chicago man receives 6.5 years for intent to deliver heroin

Published: Thursday, June 6, 2013 4:48 p.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, June 6, 2013 4:59 p.m. CDT

WEST CHICAGO – A West Chicago man has been sentenced to six and a half years in prison after being charged with unlawful possession of heroin with intent to deliver, according to a news release from the DuPage County State's Attorney.

Anthony Wiley, 40, of 369 Jenice Court in West Chicago, pled guilty to the felony drug charge June 6 and now will serve at least 50 percent of his sentence in the Illinois Department of Corrections before being eligible for parole, according to the release.

Wiley was arrested Feb. 22 following an investigation by the DuPage Metropolitan Enforcement Group, the Carol Stream Police Department and the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office. The investigation into illegal narcotics activity in DuPage County led authorities to Wiley, who was selling crack cocaine and heroin, according to the release.

Authorities arranged to meet Wiley at 4:45 p.m. in a Carol Stream parking lot to purportedly purchase illegal drugs from him, according to the release. Upon arrival, authorities announced they were police, and Wiley locked himself in his vehicle and put capsules containing heroin in his mouth, according to the release.

After Wiley unlocked his vehicle, he was arrested and transported to the Carol Stream Police Department, according to the release.

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