Drug Charges

Brian Turner

A former West Virginia mayor has been given probation after he was charged with selling prescription pills.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports a federal judge sentenced former Pratt Mayor Gary Allen Fields on Thursday to three years of probation, as part of a plea agreement Fields had made with prosecutors.

Update Thursday Jan. 7 at 11:47 a.m.:

A Beckley pain clinic doctor has pleaded guilty to illegally prescribing a controlled substance and submitting false health care claims.

Jose Gordinho entered the plea Thursday in federal court in Beckley.

The brother of West Virginia's governor has been sentenced to eight months of home confinement and three years of probation for federal drug charges.

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  The brother of West Virginia's governor is seeking a lesser or alternative sentence after pleading guilty to a federal drug charge.

Fifty-year-old Carl Tomblin of Chapmanville pleaded guilty in March to distribution of oxymorphone.

Federal prosecutors say Tomblin sold the prescription painkiller to a confidential informant on five occasions in December 2013.

Matt Harvey / The Exponent Telegram

Bridgeport Mayor Mario Blount has been indicted on federal drug charges. U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II says the 51-year-old Blount was arrested Tuesday.