Ryan Mullen, 31, entered the guilty plea to misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance,the plea agreement calls for a sentence of 11½ to 23½ months in Butler County Prison.
Mullen was being held following an alleged knife-wielding attack against another man in a withdrawn case, when police say his mother, Tina L. Rivera, 48, of Butler Township, slipped him a Suboxone strip as he sat in handcuffs in the courtroom awaiting a preliminary hearing.
A witness recounted seeing her remove a Suboxone strip from her purse and give it to Mullen, who had his hands cuffed in front of him. He placed the strip under his tongue.
Mullen has time served on the charges and should be out of jail within the next few weeks.
Here is a link to the first story when the arrest broke