MORE WEST VIRGINIA NEWS

Ex-W.Va. agency worker pleads guilty to fraud
W.Va. AG warns job seekers of fake job ad scams
Casey, Mooney to attend US House candidate forum
Co. at center of spill in bankruptcy court Tuesday
Applications available for W.Va. bear gun season
W.Va. officials allege fire department conspiracy
West Virginia Dems want GOP candidates off ballot
Possible unsafe practices found at W.Va. clinic
Possible unsafe practices found at W.Va. clinic
Ex-Shinnston officer sentenced on drug charges
Man pleads guilty in Charleston hammer slaying
Randolph bridge renamed in honor of soldier
1 killed in car fire in Tyler County
Police ID 3 victims from Adirondacks plane crash
W.Va. treasurer helps localities manage finances
Martinsburg to celebrate electric vehicle station
Public input sought on W.Va. preservation plan
Harpers Ferry historic district guidelines created
WVU to add about 200 security cameras
W.Va. veterans clinic tentatively set to reopen
Nature Conservancy's W.Va. director resigns
Clarksburg moves to resolve building code issues
Jury awards $136,030 in W.Va. school fight case
2 killed, 2 injured in ATV wreck in Mingo County
Ky. man faces embezzlement charge in W.Va.
Beckley board says use of truck for vacation OK
Eagles abound in southern West Virginia
'Ghost murals' being restored across Appalachia
4 W.Va. counties sharing $14.2m for watersheds
Some folklore tales told about Johnny Appleseed



West Virginia News
News from the region's first prime-time newscast. You'll find it First On Fox!


GOVERNOR'S BROTHER-DRUG PLEA
Lesser, alternative sentence sought for W.Va. governor's brother on federal drug charge

Reported by: Associated Press
Friday, June 13, 2014 3:05 PM EDT
CHARLESTON, W.Va.


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.

He faces up to 20 years in prison. But the Charleston Daily Mail reports that Tomblin's attorney filed a sentencing memorandum this week.

Attorney Robert Kuenzel asked the court to impose a lesser or alternative sentence, specifically mentioning home confinement.

Tomblin is the brother of Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin.

When Carl Tomblin was charged in February, the governor said his brother was dealing with drug addiction and needed help, but must be held accountable for his actions.

Information from: Charleston Daily Mail, http://www.charlestondailymail.com










PRIME PICKS

FAMILY GUY
Tonight at 8:00 PM

Herpe, the Love Sore
Stewie gets an STD from Brian; Peter and the guys fight for their booth at The Drunken Clam



Get 1/2 price gift certificates

Find us on Facebook

Advertisement