A Winamac man was sentenced in Starke Circuit Court Wednesday morning to ten years in the Department of Corrections on two counts.
Johnny Mullins, 27, pleaded guilty in a plea agreement with the state to Dealing in Methamphetamine as a Class B felony and Neglect of a Dependent as a Class C felony. Judge Kim Hall sentenced Mullins to 10 years in the Department of Corrections with no time suspended on the Dealing in Methamphetamine charge and six years in the Department of Corrections with no time suspended on the charge of Neglect of a Dependent. Those sentences will run concurrently and will run consecutively to another case in Fulton County.
It was on March 1, 2013 when Mullins was arrested for manufacturing methamphetamine in a home in Starke County in the presence of a child.
Mullins was highly recommended to take part in a therapeutic community while incarcerated. Mullins told the judge that he is ready to stay sober after abusing a variety of drugs in his lifetime. Judge Hall noted that in a pre-sentence investigation questionnaire asking what type of drugs he has used in the past, he checked 35 out of the 40 different types of drugs listed.
Judge Hall stated as a part of Mullins’ sentence, if he successfully completed the CLIFF or GRIP drug rehabilitation programs while incarcerated he could petition the court to modify his sentence after serving seven years of his sentence.