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Crime & Courts

Bond set for tutor who allegedly purchased Adderall from student

Bond was set at $100,000 Dec. 3 for a private tutor and part-time substitute teacher for Glenbard School District 87 who is charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor for purchasing Adderall from a student who had a prescription for the drug, according to a DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office news release.

John Mixer, 32, of the 100 block of Constitution Drive, Bloomingdale, appeared at a bond hearing in front of DuPage County Judge Jeffrey MacKay who set bond at $100,000.

Mixer was a private tutor for the 15-year-old minor. Between March and September 2019, Mixer reportedly purchased more than 30 Adderall pills at $20 each from the minor, the release stated.

Mixer allegedly purchased the pills from the minor on numerous occasions at the minor’s home and at other locations. On at least one occasion, Mixer enticed the minor to sneak out of the house at 7 a.m. and supply him with Adderall.

The alleged abuse came to light when the minor’s mother discovered lengthy Snapchat conversations between the two and alerted authorities, the release stated.

“It is alleged that in an effort to feed his drug habit, Mr. Mixer used his position as a trusted mentor to convince his victim, who has a medical prescription for the drug, into selling him Adderall,” DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin said in the release.“This alleged corruption of a young student, whom the defendant was supposed to be helping, is extremely disturbing.”

“It terrifies me, as a parent, to even see a case like this, but it should remind us all to be very aware of where our children go when not at home, who they are in contact with on social media, and who they might be taking a car ride with,” DuPage County Sheriff James Mendrick said in the release. “This case would not have been possible without the tenacious work of DuPage County Sheriff’s Office Detective David Chiesa.”

Mixer’s next court date is scheduled for Dec. 23 for arraignment.

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