2013-05-23 / Local & State

Mills Sentenced In Drug Delivery

Ordered to time in state correctional institution
By Chanin Rotz-Mountz

NEWS EDITOR

A McConnellsburg Borough man was ordered to time in a state correctional institution Tuesday for multiple sales of marijuana earlier this year.

Standing before Fulton County Court of Common Pleas President Judge Douglas Herman, Randy Edward Mills answered to two counts each of delivery and possession of a controlled substance stemming from an undercover drug investigation by Pennsylvania State Police during the month of January.

Mills, of 102 Lincoln Way West, Apt. F, was sentenced to a total of 24 to 48 months state time for two counts of delivery of a controlled substance. Each of the two possession counts brought about a sentence of six to 12 months incarceration. However, those sentences will run simultaneously with the sentences imposed for delivery. Credit was granted for time previously served.

According to Fulton County Public Defender Dwight Harvey, since his arrest, Mills has used his time in the Franklin County Jail to begin rehabilitation. Among the programs taken by Mills are stress and anger management; life skills; and drug and alcohol treatment, Harvey noted.

Restitution in the amount of $230 is owed to the state police for drug buy money. Furthermore, Mills is to refrain from contacting the codefendant in the case, Big Cove Tannery resident Corey Allen Hann, who is also currently undergoing a period incarceration for his involvement.

Mills and Hann were arrested by state police and the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office on January 18 following a hand-to-hand buy of marijuana at Mills’ apartment.

Charging documents in the case indicate controlled buys of marijuana occurred twice on January 8 as well as once on January 10, 11, 17 and 18 by undercover officers and confidential informants.

“Through the investigation it was determined that Hann was growing the marijuana in Fulton County and supplying it to Mills,” said Cpl. William Baker of the Mc- Connellsburg barracks 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 located at 494 Licking Creek Township. 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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