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Ex-Pratt Mayor Pleads Guilty to Drug Charge


The former mayor of a Kanawha County town has pleaded guilty to oxycodone distribution.

Ex-Pratt Mayor Gary Fields entered the plea Thursday in federal court in Charleston.

The 68-year-old Fields admitted selling six oxycodone pills to a confidential informant on April 23.

Fields is set for sentencing on Jan. 21.

Fields lost his re-election bid in June.