A felon with drug convictions was arrested last week after weapons, ammunition, crack cocaine and other evidence of narcotics sales were found in his Middletown condo near the Durham line, according to police.
On Jan. 3 at 2:45 p.m., Middletown narcotics and major investigations officers served a search warrant on Joseph Mullins, 38, of 886 Long Hill Road and his 2007 Mercedes Benz sports utility vehicle, according to the report, following community complaints and police surveillance.
Detectives found Mullins driving his car on Brown and South Main streets, the report details, and a search revealed $38 in cash and a cell phone with numerous test messages for crack cocaine sales requests, however a police canine didn't find drugs on him or in his car.
Officers raiding Mullins' home found his girlfriend and her two daughters, 5 months and 2 years old, and $470 in cash on top of a grandfather clock, the report says, and a Glock 19 in a safe with two boxes of 9mm ammunition and a bracelet, necklace and medallion with clear jewels. When officers told the girlfriend that Mullins couldn't have a gun as a felon, she claimed ignorance of his past, according to the report.
In the kitchen, a 9.2-gram chunk of crack cocaine was found inside a box of plastic sandwich bags (street value, $920), a digital scale, 27.1 grams of marijuana inside a Yankee Candle in the refrigerator and a laptop. The search also turned up an electronic stun gun disguised as a cell phone in a plastic container alongside Mullins' clothing in the basement.
He was charged with use of drug paraphernalia, possession of narcotics and with intent to sell, criminal possession of a firearm and an electronic defense weapon while under a restraining order, and possession of less than a half-ounce marijuana. Mullins had an outstanding warrant for sale and possession of narcotics.
Mullins' record includes convictions for possession and sale of narcotics, interfering with police and driving under suspension.