Police say a Haymond man was trying to trade drugs for sexual favors when he was arrested in a Neon parking lot last week.
Paul Mullins, 66, was arrested in the parking lot of the Dollar General Store at Neon Junction after Letcher County Sheriff’s Deputy Mickey Stines said he saw Mullins shaking a pill bottle at two women. Stines said that when he approached Mullins he also saw four small bags of a white powdery substance believed to be cocaine.
Mullins later gave a statement to police saying he had arranged to exchange the cocaine for sex, said Deputy Brian Damron.
In addition to the four bags of cocaine, deputies confiscated nine 40-milligram OxyContin pills, five 80-milligram OxyContin pills, nine hydrocodone pills, and 20 Xanax pills from Mullins.
The Xanax and OxyContin pills were found on Mullins during a search at the Letcher County Jail. Damron said $1,058 in cash was also found on him.
Mullins is charged with firstdegree possession of a controlled substance, second-degree possession of a controlled substance, third-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, improper container, and trafficking controlled substances. He was also charged with three counts of promoting contraband.
Damron is in charge of the investigation.