Drug Charges

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.

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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.