Drugs
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Wed February 26, 2014

Gov. Tomblin's Brother Faces Drug Charge

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West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's brother is facing a federal drug distribution charge.
 
A federal information charges 50-year-old Carl Tomblin of Chapmanville with illegally distributing oxymorphone, a prescription painkiller, on Dec. 6, 2013, at or near Chapmanville.
 

The governor said Wednesday in a statement that he's saddened and disappointed but he loves his brother. He says his brother needs help and must be held accountable for his actions.
 
A telephone number for Carl Tomblin rang unanswered Wednesday.
 
U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin says in a news release that the charge stems from an investigation by the U.S. 119 Task Force and the West Virginia State Police.