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Cops say drugs found in underwear




A Jenkins man was arrested last week on drug charges and police say more arrests will be made in connection with the case.

Sgt. Brian Damron of the Letcher County Sheriff’s Department said police found 15-1/2 80 milligram OxyContin pills in a pill container hidden inside the underwear of Allen C. Mullins, 32.

Damron said police found several hypodermic needles and spoons with OxyContin residue on them while executing a search warrant.

Mullins was charged with three counts of first-degree trafficking a controlled substance, two counts of complicity to trafficking in a controlled substance, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and first-degree possession of a controlled substance.

Damron said Mullins was also in possession of a Suboxone tablet. Suboxone is used to help addicts kick their habit, but is diverted illegally by some to help alleviate withdrawal symptoms.

Damron said each time that a search warrant is executed on Mullins several types of controlled substances are found by police.

The arrest comes after a one-year investigation conducted by the Letcher County Sheriff’s Department, the Appalachian High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force (HIDTA), and Kentucky State Police Drug Enforcement Special Investigations Sheriff Danny Webb and Deputies Michael Burton, Mike Dingus and Scott Taylor, Det. M.K. Terry of the HIDTA Task Force and KSP Trooper Randy Surber were a part of the investigation.

Mullins was being held in the Letcher County Jail. Bond was set at $50,000.


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