2013-02-28 / Local & State

Hann Pleads In Drug Sting

Randy Mills also appears for arraignment
By Chanin Rotz-Mountz

Randy Mills Randy Mills NEWS EDITOR

Two Fulton County men arrested last month on the heels of an undercover drug operation in Mc- Connellsburg Borough have waived their right to formal arraignment in the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas.

Randy Edward Mills of 102 Lincoln Way West, Apt. F, Mc- Connellsburg, appeared before Judge Carol L. Van Horn last Tuesday, February 19, for mandatory arraignment on four sets of criminal charges involving delivery and possession of a controlled substance. Mills entered a not-guilty plea to all counts and will reappear in court on April 9 for call of the criminal trial list.

Meanwhile, Corey Allen Hann of 494 Licking Creek Road, Big Cove Tannery, waived his right to arraignment in an appearance this Tuesday before President Judge Douglas W. Herman. Hann, also facing charges of delivery and possession of a controlled substance in four cases, entered a total of four guilty pleas.

Corey Hann Corey Hann Hann, 35, told Judge Herman that on January 10 he delivered six grams of marijuana to an undercover police officer. He went on to admit possessing 3.5 gams of marijuana on his person seven days later. The following day on January 18, Hann stated he possessed an additional 10 grams of marijuana. A subsequent search of his Thompson Township home netted police an additional 10-pound “stash” of marijuana, Hann added.

Hann’s sentencing on one count each of delivery of a controlled substance and possession with intent to deliver as well as two counts of possession of a controlled substance has been tentatively scheduled for March 26. The maximum penalty is 12 years incarceration and a $40,000 fine. Restitution will be determined at sentencing.

According to Cpl. William Baker of the Pennsylvania State Police barracks in McConnellsburg, the pair of arrests on January 18 occurred following an ongoing undercover investigation that occurred during the month of January. A series of complaints and affidavits of probable cause filed against the men through magisterial district judges Wendy Mellott and Tamela Bard indicate the alleged controlled buys made by a confidential informant occurred twice on January 8 as well as once on January 10, 11, 17 and 18.

“Through the investigation it was determined that Hann was growing the marijuana in Fulton County and supplying it to Mills,” said Cpl. Baker in a news release. “Mills would then sell and/or trade the marijuana for other narcotics (prescription medications) in the McConnellsburg area out of his apartment.”

Baker went on to say search warrants were served at Mills’ apartment as well as at Hann’s home. The searches netted additional packaged marijuana, drug paraphernalia, prescription pills and cash at Mills’ home as well as more than 10 pounds of dried marijuana at the Hann residence, drug paraphernalia and a dozen firearms. Hann’s vehicle, a red 1991 Honda Accord, was also seized by law enforcement officials.

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