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Police charge Aurora man with flushing heroin down toilet

Updated: April 1, 2014 10:15AM

A 45-year-old Aurora man is facing several felony drug charges after police executed a search warrant at his home Wednesday.

The Aurora Police Special Operations Group allegedly found Henry Norwood trying to flush heroin down the toilet when they showed up at his home in the 400 block of Linden Avenue around 6 p.m. to execute the warrant, Aurora police spokesman Dan Ferrelli said.

Police searched the home and found more than four grams of heroin. They also took possession of 375 grams of toilet water containing suspected heroin that Norwood attempted to flush when police showed up, Ferrelli said.

Norwood was charged with possession of heroin with the intent to deliver within 1,000 feet of a school, a Class X felony; felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver; and felony possession of a controlled substance, police said.

His next court date is March 7 at the Kane County Judicial Center in St. Charles.

Kane County court records show that Norwood has a history of drug convictions dating back to 2000. In 2004, Norwood was sentenced to 12 years in prison after he was found guilty of possession of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school, park or public housing complex, and possession of a controlled substance.

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