Mullins, Hammonds

Tina Mullins and John Hammonds

GRAYSON – Police reports outline the allegations against a Grayson woman accused of delivering a fatal dose of heroin to a Carter County man in January.

Tina Hope Mullins, 44, of Grayson, appeared in Carter County Circuit Court recently for a status hearing on charges of murder and trafficking in the controlled substance heroin. The charges stem from the death of a Carter County man.

Another individual, John D. Hammonds, 58, of Grayson, is also charged in the case with buying or possessing drug paraphernalia and first degree trafficking a controlled substance.

The victim was found deceased at a Grayson residence in January, said police reports. A syringe was found next to his left hand on the floor and the coroner was called to the scene, said police reports.

Paperwork filed with Mullins’ murder case in Carter County Circuit Court indicate a county investigator was shown an Ipad that allegedly contained messages between the victim and Mullins. While the investigator was inspecting the Ipad a message arrived on the device from Mullins saying “did u do whole pack” and “what did you think.”

On March 1, Grayson police contacted the investigator with the Carter County Sheriff’s Department saying they were in contact with Mullins. Mullins agreed to speak to investigators and gave a statement.

“I, Tina Mullins, had spoke to (the victim) on Facebook messenger he had wanted some heroin,” a police report states. “I had got some from Johnny Hammonds.

I went to Johnny’s house. .. and purchased a pack for (the victim.)” The police reports said Mullins was also recorded and an arrest warrant was then obtained.

The investigation subsequently led to the arrest of Hammonds as well. A police report indicates that on March 2 authorities served a warrant at Hammonds’ residence.

Authorities alleged they confiscated 3.8 grams of suspected heroin. Mullins was originally arrested in March and remains lodged at the Carter County Detention Center. Hammonds is lodged at the Carter County Detention Center as well.

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