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Newburgh Man Found Guilty of Dealing Fentanyl-Laced Heroin

A Newburgh man in court on Thursday was found guilty of dealing fentanyl-laced heroin following a September 2019 traffic stop where over 20 small baggies of the substance were located inside of his vehicle, according to the Vanderburgh County Prosecutors Office.

Posted: Aug 21, 2020 9:47 AM

On Thursday afternoon, 22-year-old Kenyon Stiff of Newburgh, Indiana, was found guilty of Dealing in a Narcotic Drug (Level 4 Felony) according to the Vanderburgh County Prosecutor's Office.

The guilty verdict follows a traffic stop on Diamond Ave. in Evansville that was made in September 2019 after law enforcement found Stiff to be driving without a license.

A search of Stiff's vehicle revealed over 20 small baggies of heroin inside, according to the prosecutor's office. The baggies were submitted to the Indiana State Police Laboratory and confirmed to contain heroin cut with fentanyl. DNA analysts also confirmed Kenyon Stiff’s DNA was located on the outside of the baggies of heroin.

Vanderburgh County Prosecutor Nick Hermann commented, saying, “The detectives within the Joint Drug Task Force did an excellent job tracking this supply of heroin and finding the person responsible.”

“Our office will continue to prosecute these reckless drug dealers that our poisoning our streets with deadly substances. I want to commend Vanderburgh County Deputy Prosecutor Hunter Renschler and Deputy Prosecutor Eric Tempel for their continued efforts to clean up our streets, as well as the detectives within the Joint Drug Task Force for their relentless investigative efforts,” Prosecutor Hermann went on to say.

The sentencing hearing for Stiff is set for Sept. 14 at 9:00 a.m.

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