Tina Hope Mullins

Tina Hope Mullins, 44, of Grayson appeared in Carter County Circuit Court for a status hearing on charges of murder and trafficking in the controlled substance heroin. Mullins has been lodged at the Carter County Detention Center since March on the charges. 

GRAYSON A Grayson woman accused of delivering a fatal dose of heroin to a Carter County man appeared in court on Monday morning.

Tina Hope Mullins, 44, of Grayson appeared in Carter County Circuit Court 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.

Mullins has been assigned an attorney, Brandon West, to represent her in the case. Mullins is being prosecuted by the Carter County Commonwealth Attorney Brandon Ison.

Mullins recently had a hearing for a bond reduction, which was overruled by Carter County Circuit Court Judge Rebecca K. Phillips, according to court records. Mullins is currently being held on a $500,000 cash bond, according to jail records.

Police reports obtained from the Carter County Sheriff’s Department detail the allegations against Mullins.

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.

“I, Tina Mullins, had spoken to (the victim) on Facebook messenger and 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).”

Authorities alleged they confiscated 3.8 grams of suspected heroin.

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.

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