Craig man sentenced for heroin distribution |

Craig man sentenced for heroin distribution

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

One of the Craig men arrested at the end of June for distributing heroin and prescription opiates was sentenced on July 25.

Kendall Evan Hickson, 22, will spend six years in a Colorado Department of Corrections Facility after Craig Police Department busted him with 48 grams of heroin and bottle of oxycodone.

He was out on bond for three felony narcotic cases at the time of his arrest.

According to an arrest report from Craig Police Department, officers were observing the residence on June 27 when a prescription pill bottle containing oxycodone and cash was pushed out of a window on the southeast end of the building. The pill bottle contained $100 and was in the name of Vincent Turner, 53, for 90 oxycodone pills. It had been filled that day and eight pills were missing from bottle.

After contacting Hickson and Turner inside the residence, officers continued with their search.

“In the south bedroom,” the arrest report noted “one of the ceiling panels was loose,” and insulation was visible.

Upon pulling down the loose panel, two bundles of heroin, adding up to a combined weight of 48 grams, were discovered by law enforcement.

Turner was arrested on the same distribution charges as Hickson but has not been convicted.

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