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Mom Gets 18 Years After Daughter ODs in Kenton Jail

A Crittenden woman will spend the next 224 months, or more than 18 years, in prison after providing drugs to her daughter who was an inmate in the Kenton County Detention Center.

The last supply killed Jamie Green, 25, who had just been transferred to the Covington facility from Campbell County.

On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Amul Thapar sentenced Green's mother, Kimberly Mullins, 44, for conspiracy to distribute fentanyl and morphine that resulted in the overdose death. Two co-defendants, Lisa Lattimore and Lynette Ball, received 160 and 144 months, respectively, for their roles. All three must serve at least 85 percent of their terms.

They pleaded guilty in March.

Michael Howard, who supplied the drugs, has also pleaded guilty and is awaiting sentencing.

Mullins, Lattimore, and Ball admitted that on September 4, 2015, they conspired to bring illegal drugs into the Kenton County Jail. Mullins bought what she thought was heroin from Howard that day, but the substance actually contained a combination of fentanyl and morphine.

Mullins arranged for the substance to be delivered to her daughter, Jamie Green, through co-defendants Ball and Lattimore, fellow inmates in the Kenton County Jail.

During the early morning hours of September 5, Green took the substance and died of an overdose shortly thereafter. Mullins admitted that she had been regularly arranging deliveries of heroin to her daughter, while her daughter was incarcerated.

Two other individuals, Mabry Baioni, and Heather Tucker, were later charged and pleaded guilty to conspiring with Howard and Mullins to distribute heroin to Green, while Green was in the Campbell County Detention Center. Baioni and Tucker did not take part in the Kenton County events that led to Green’s death.

Howard is scheduled to be sentenced on September 23. He faces up to life in prison and a fine of $1 million. Any sentence, however, will be imposed by the Court after consideration of the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and the federal statutes.

-Staff report

Photo: Kimberly Mullins (via Kenton Co. Detention Center)

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