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Indictment says heroin and fentanyl killed 2016 Summit High graduate

Indictment says heroin and fentanyl killed 2016 Summit High graduate


An 18-year-old woman who was found dead last November with narcotics in her system was described in her obituary as a “very kind, caring and beautiful soul.”

A 21-year-old man described as a “drifter” by police is accused of supplying her with the drugs that ended her life.

Hannah Hicks, of Spring Hill, was found dead in her home on Nov. 12, a grand jury indictment said. The indictment says she died as a result of taking heroin and fetanyl, two highly addictive narcotics.

Jesse Montes Cruz, 21, of Williamson County, has been charged with second-degree murder, reckless homicide and sale of class I and II drugs.

The indictment asserts that he sold the drugs that took the life of Hicks.

Hannah Hicks

The Spring Hill Police Department began the investigation in November and a grand jury indicted him this past Monday. He was picked up by police the same day.

Police described Cruz as a drifter who floated in and out of living in the College Grove and Triune area.

He is currently in Williamson County Jail on a $50,000 bond.

Hick’s Facebook describes her as being a student at Columbia State Community College. Her obituary states she is a 2016 graduate of Summit High School.

“She was creative and enjoyed playing piano, singing and designing clothes,” her obituary reads.

Cruz is currently awaiting arraignment on the charges.

Cliff Hightower can be reached at or follow him on Twitter @CliffHightower.

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