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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Press Release

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Bond Set at $100,000 for Tutor/Substitute Teacher Charged with Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor

DuPage County Sheriff James Mendrick and DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin announced today that a private tutor and part-time substitute teacher for the Glenbard School District has been charged with one count of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor (Class 1 Felony) for allegedly purchasing Adderall from a student who had a prescription for the drug. John Mixer, 32 (d.o.b. 12/12/1986) of 141 Constitution Drive, Bloomingdale, appeared at a bond hearing this morning in front of Judge Jeffrey MacKay who set bond at $100,000 with 10% to apply.

            Mixer is a private tutor for the fifteen-year-old minor. It is alleged that between March 2019 thru September 2019, Mixer purchased more than thirty Adderall pills at $20 each from the minor. It is alleged that Mixer purchased the pills from the minor on numerous occasions at the minor’s home and at other locations. It is alleged that 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.

“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,” Berlin said. “This alleged corruption of a young student, whom the defendant was supposed to be helping, is extremely disturbing. I would like to thank the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office for their efforts on this case. I would also like to thank Assistant State’s Attorney Amalia Romano for her work not only on this case, but for her continued efforts protecting DuPage County residents from the dangers of illegal narcotics.”

            “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” Mendrick said. “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 December 23, 2019, for arraignment in front of Judge MacKay.

Members of the public are reminded that this complaint contains only charges and is not proof of the defendant’s guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the government’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.