A trio is headed to prison on drug charges in Lincoln County. Richard A. Mullins, John Freddie Joe Johnson, and Joseph James Salmons entered guilty pleas on Monday in federal court to charges relating to the distribution of oxycodone.
Beginning in January of 2013, the Huntington Violent Crime and Drug Task Force made a series of controlled oxycodone buys from Richard Mullins and his associates. On Monday, Richard Mullins, 49, of West Hamlin, admitted that on January 13, 2013, he sold 5 oxycodone 30 mg pills to a confidential informant working with the law enforcement. Mullins also admitted to other drug sales in Lincoln County.
John Freddie Joe Johnson, 37, also of West Hamlin admitted that on February 8, 2013, he helped Mullins and Joseph James Salmons with the sale of oxycodone to a confidential informant outside of Johnson's residence in West Hamlin, Lincoln County.
Joseph James Salmons, 24, of Hamlin admitted that on February 13, 2013, he and Mullins sold a confidential information five oxycodone 30 mg pills. Salmons also admitted to other drug sales in Lincoln County.
All three men face up to 20 years in prison when they're sentenced according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office.