ST. CHARLES – A Campton Hills man who faces a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance – heroin – now has a warrant out for his apprehension, court records show.
At a Jan. 8 court appearance, Kane County Associate Judge Linda Abrahamson had agreed Parker S. Wiersema, 21, of the 40W700 block of Fox Creek Drive, Campton Hills, would be allowed a furlough from jail to go to an addiction treatment center in Rockford.
But after Wiersema did not appear in court for a follow-up Jan. 24, Abrahamson issued a warrant for him, court records show.
According to St. Charles police reports released under the Freedom of Information Act, Wiersema was charged Dec. 19, 2017, after police were called to the area of East Main Street and Tyler Road at 11:42 p.m. for a well-being check of an allegedly intoxicated man walking in front of a moving car, reports stated.
After police stopped him, Wiersema was found to have warrants for failure to appear in court for violation of a court order in Kane County and resisting a police officer in Elgin, reports stated.
Once at the Kane County jail, a search of Wiersema’s backpack turned up about 0.30 grams of a substance containing heroin and drug paraphernalia of a spoon with suspected heroin residue and possession of three syringes, two with needles, and one with the needle broken off, according to court records and police reports.
When asked about the broken needle, Wiersema told the jail intake officer he was a heroin addict and that a needle had broken off in his arm and still might be in there, reports stated.
Jail officials told police they could not accept Wiersema until he was cleared by a doctor, reports stated. He was later cleared by doctors at Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital in Geneva and taken to Kane County jail, reports stated.
Though his bail was originally set at $15,000, Abrahamson increased Wiersema’s bail to $20,000, with 10 percent, or $2,000 required as bond, in order to be released, court records show.
Abrahamson’s earlier ruling was for Cheryl Wiersema to take Parker Wiersema directly from court to Rosecrance, an addiction treatment center in Rockford, with no stops at the family home, court records show.
“Defendant is to follow all rules and regulations of Rosecrance,” Abrahamson’s ruling stated. “Any violation of [rules and regulations] that result in a negative termination or a voluntary withdrawal from Rosecrance shall result in the revocation of the defendant’s furlough and he shall be returned to the Kane County jail.”
Parker Wiersema was to remain at Rosecrance until further court notice, records show.
If convicted, Parker Wiersema could face a punishment of one to three years in prison and a fine of up to $25,000.