Woman faces charges for heroin, cocaine conspiracyA third person is facing felony charges in Douglas County Circuit Court stemming from a series of police-monitored drug buys in Superior during April and May.
By: Superior Telegram, Superior Telegram
A third person is facing felony charges in Douglas County Circuit Court stemming from a series of police-monitored drug buys in Superior during April and May.
Casey Jo Christiansen, 23, of Superior made an initial appearance in court Friday for possession with intent to deliver cocaine as a party to a crime, possession with intent to deliver heroin as a party to a crime and maintaining a drug trafficking place, all felonies.
She and both men charged in the case, Jerard Gregory Hampton, 31, of Chicago and Michael Earl Hawkins, 26, of Superior, were bound over for arraignment Wednesday following preliminary hearings.
According to the criminal complaint:
Christiansen lives at 621 Roosevelt Ave. When a search warrant was executed at the residence May 21, Superior police officers found 102 grams of crack cocaine, 60 grams of powdered cocaine, 82 hydrocodone pills, 2 grams of marijuana, a .22 caliber handgun and 25 grams of heroin. The heroin was found on a kitchen counter and it appeared someone was in the middle of packaging smaller amounts for resale.
Christiansen was at the residence with two young children. She told police that Hampton and Hawkins had based their drug-selling operation out of a different residence until about a week earlier. She said the first time she had seen the large quantity of drugs was earlier that day. Christiansen admitted to police that she knew both men did not have jobs and arranged drug deals at her house.
Hawkins faces 10 felony drug charges — four counts of delivery of heroin, four counts of delivery of cocaine, one count of conspiracy to deliver cocaine and one count of conspiracy to deliver heroin.
Hampton fled out the back door of the residence when the search warrant was executed, according to the criminal complaint. He faces eight felony drug charges — delivery of cocaine, possession with intent to deliver cocaine, possession with intent to deliver heroin, possession with intent to deliver prescription drugs, second and subsequent possession of marijuana, possession of a firearm by a felon, conspiracy to deliver cocaine and conspiracy to possess with the intent to deliver heroin.
Both men remain in custody at the Douglas County Jail. Cash bail was set at $50,000 each.
Christiansen, who waived her preliminary hearing, was released after posting a $2,000 cash bond. Conditions of the bond include no contact with either Hampton or Hawkins, and no use or possession of drugs or paraphernalia. Her arraignment is set for June 15.
Arraignments for both men were scheduled for July 27.