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Back to Prison for Drug Dealer

(La Porte, IN) - A man with a history of drug dealing in La Porte County is going back to prison for selling heroin. Jayson Hicks received a 10-year prison sentence today in La Porte Circuit Court.


Hicks, 39, was caught selling close to 16 grams of heroin for more than $800 in January of 2021 outside of the Speedway at U.S. 20 and U.S. 35, according to court documents. The transaction occurred after Hicks met the buyer in the parking lot.


In 2016, Hicks was given a four-year prison sentence for selling $200 in cocaine in the men's restroom at the Wal-Mart in La Porte and selling $100 in heroin in the parking lot of the nearby McDonalds.


He also served a previous eight-year sentence handed down in 2013 for dealing drugs.

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