GENEVA – A Batavia man was charged with felony possession of heroin after police received complaints about a driver going “all over the road,” according to police reports.
Brandon M. Loughran, 28, of the 1200 block of Hillsboro Drive, Batavia, was also charged Jan. 4 with improper lane use, driving under the influence of drugs, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, all misdemeanors, according to police and court records.
Geneva police stopped Loughran, who was driving a black 2003 Pontiac Grand Prix, shortly after 11 p.m. in the 1900 block of Batavia Avenue, reports stated.
When Loughran got out of the car and stood up, a small blue plastic bag fell from his lap to the pavement. The bag which contained a white powdery substance police identified as heroin, reports stated.
Loughran admitted to police that the bag contained heroin. Loughran said he went to Chicago’s west side with a friend earlier that day to buy heroin – but he told police he only smokes marijuana because he is a recovering heroin addict, reports stated.
Police found three other bags inside the car containing marijuana, a glass pipe and a grinder with residue, reports stated.
Loughran posted $320 as bail, or about 10 percent of the $3,500 bond that was set.
Possession of less than 15 grams of a substance containing heroin is a Class 4 felony, punishable by one to three years in prison and fines of up to $25,000 if convicted.
Loughran is scheduled to appear in court Jan. 30.