Man arrested on drug, gun charges

WOODSTOCK — Local police arrested a man on drug and gun charges Tuesday after officers said they found him passed out in a McDonald’s drive-thru line.

Workers at the McDonald’s “flagged down” Deputy Cody Brill with the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office and notified him about the man passed out in the drive-through line, the criminal complaint states. Brill found Michael Lee Mullins, 31, of no fixed address, unresponsive and was able to awaken Mullins and have him pull his car over to a parking space before local police responded to the scene.

Sgt. B.S. Miller with the Woodstock Police Department wrote in the criminal complaint that he immediately noticed “a butt of a pistol” from underneath the driver’s seat where Mullins was still seated with the driver door open, and Miller placed Mullins into detention. Mullins said that he knew nothing about the gun, which was identified as a Hi-Point 9mm with the serial number scratched off, the complaint states. The complaint also alleges that the gun was loaded and not in a holster, and that Mullins did not have a concealed carry permit.

Mullins was “lethargic and unable to keep awake,” and told police and the emergency medical personnel that were called that he was tired and had not slept, the complaint states. Mullins was placed under arrest and, according to the complaint, the vehicle was towed because police were “unsure of the true owner” and the tags allegedly did not belong to the vehicle.

A search of the vehicle led police to find a black zipper case with multiple needles, “white colored crystal in a plastic bag” that was field tested as methamphetamine, multiple individual baggies, scales, metal containers and other packaging materials, the complaint states. A sunglass case in the pocket of Mullins’ shorts had a glass smoking device with brown residue inside.

Mullins was charged with drug possession with intent to distribute, possession of a weapon while in possession of narcotics, possession of a concealed weapon and removing the serial number from a firearm. He is being held without bond and his next hearing is scheduled for today in Shenandoah County General District Court.

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