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Jenkins police report ‘fake pot’ arrest

A Jenkins man found unresponsive after using synthetic marijuana in August has been arrested again, this time for selling fake pot.

On August 1, Richard Earl Mullins Jr., 21, of 224 Wrights Hollow, was found lying unresponsive on the shoulder of Cove Road in Jenkins. Mullins was not breathing when Assistant Jenkins Police Chief Crystal Davis arrived on scene and CPR was performed. Mullins had told Davis that he had taken two hits of “Chill Out,” according to court documents. Mullins was charged with public intoxication (controlled substance).

During a traffic stop May 5 in the Hardee’s parking lot in Jenkins, police found a red cigarette pack containing what Bobby Leo Milam Jr., the driver of the vehicle in which Mullins was riding, identified as synthetic marijuana, according to a citation written by Davis.

A silver marijuana pipe containing a green, leafy substance identified by Mullins as synthetic marijuana was found between the passenger seat and the console, according to the citation. Davis also found half a bag of a green, leafy substance labeled ‘Buddha’ and a whole bag labeled ‘Buddha’, which Mullins said was synthetic marijuana, according to the citation. Mullins told police that he and Milam had been trying to sell the synthetic marijuana, according to court documents.

Mullins was arrested May 5. He is charged with misdemeanor offenses of trafficking in synthetic drugs (first offense), possession of synthetic drugs, first-degree disorderly conduct and menacing.

Mullins posted a $50 bond on May 6. Arraignment is set for 3 p.m. on June 15 in Letcher District Court.

Milam, 37, of 755 Joe’s Branch Road, was also arrested on May 5. Milam is charged with trafficking synthetic drugs (first offense) and possession of synthetic drugs.

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