JOHNSON CITY – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment of a Kingsport man on numerous drug charges related to the distribution of fentanyl.
In July, TBI Special Agents with the Drug Investigation Division, along with detectives from the Kingsport Police Department and the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office, began investigating a series of fentanyl overdoses. During the course of the investigation, Timothy A. Mullins (DOB 9/11/55) was identified as the individual responsible for distributing the fentanyl. Upon being confronted, Mullins filed a report with a TBI supervisor accusing the investigating agents of committing criminal and unethical acts. He threatened to publicly report such activity unless evidence seized during the investigation was returned to him. Further investigation revealed that Mullins’ allegations were false and that he was attempting to protect himself and his co-conspirators by means of extortion.
This week, the Sullivan County Grand Jury returned indictments charging Mullins with one count of Criminal Conspiracy to Possess Fentanyl with the Intent to Sell or Deliver, one count of Sale of Fentanyl in a Drug-Free Zone, one count of Delivery of Fentanyl in a Drug-Free Zone, one count of Extortion, and one count of Filing a False Report. Today, Mullins was arrested and booked into the Sullivan County Jail on a $15,000 bond.