Three Men Admit to Selling Pills in Lincoln County, W.Va.

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Three men from Lincoln County have admitted to selling Oxycodone.

According to a press release, beginning in January 2013, the Huntington Violent Crime and Drug task Force made a series a controlled buys from Richard Mullins and his associates.

Monday in federal court, Mullins, 49, of West Hamlin, admitted that he sold five Oxycodone pills to an informant that he met in a parking lot. The drug deal was made from the car. Mullins also admitted to other drug sales in Lincoln County.

John Freddie Joe Johnson, 37, of West Hamlin, admitted that he assisted Mullins, and Joseph James Salmons and sold Oxycodone to an informant outside of his home in February 2013.

Salmons, 24, of Hamlin, admitted that on another occasion in February 2013, he sold five Oxycodone pills to an informant. In that buy, investigators say the informant entered Mullins' home and met with Mullins and gave him $200 for the pills. Mullins then handed the money over to Salmons, who gave the informant the pills. Salmons also admitted to other drug sales in Lincoln County.

All three men face up to 20 years in prison when they are sentenced in July.


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