Whitesburg KY

Man surrenders $22,000 in plea

A 64-year-old Jenkins man has agreed to give up more than $22,000 police found in his possession two years ago when he was arrested on drug-trafficking charges.

As part of Allen Layne Mullins Sr.’s guilty plea accepted by Letcher Circuit Judge Sam Wright, Mullins has agreed to forfeit $22,880 to the Commonwealth of Kentucky with 15 percent of the money to be distributed to the Letcher Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office and 85 percent to the arresting agencies.

Mullins, of 778 Kentucky Highway 3400, pleaded guilty to two counts of complicity to first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, complicity to second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and complicity to third-degree trafficking in a controlled substance. The crimes were committed on November 13, 2008.

Wright ordered Mullins to be placed on probation under supervision of the Department of Corrections for five years. Mullins must also pay a drug-testing fee of $10 each month, a supervision fee of $10 each month, court costs of $130 and a $2,500 fine. He must also pay $350 in restitution to the Letcher Circuit Clerk’s Office for Kentucky State Police Drug Enforcement

Special Investigations (DESI) East.

Mullins also pleaded guilty to complicity to first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance. That crime was committed on December 30, 2008. He was sentenced to five years, with a split sentence of which Mullins is to serve one year in prison and the rest is to be probated five years. Mullins has to pay $1,000 fine and $475 to the Letcher Circuit Clerk’s Office for the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department and High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA).

Mullins is currently being held in the Letcher County Jail.

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