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WV Gov. Tomblin's brother Carl Tomblin sentenced on drug distribution charges

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Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s brother, Carl Tomblin, will spend eight months on home confinement and three years on probation for distribution of painkillers.

Tomblin, 50, of Chapmanville, pleaded guilty to distribution of oxymorphone on March 25, 2014. His sentence June 25 was handed down by U.S. District Judge John T. Copenhaver, Jr.

According to U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin’s office, Tomblin sold oxymorphone to a confidential police informant on five separate occasions in December 2013 and January 2014. He also admitted to purchasing and distributing the drug for about eight months prior to being caught in January.

The investigation into Tomblin’s drug distribution was conducted by the U.S. 119 Task Force and the West Virginia State Police. Assistant United States Attorney Haley Bunn handled the prosecution.

The prosecution is part of an ongoing effort by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia to combat the illicit sale and misuse of prescription drugs and heroin. The U.S. Attorney’s Office, joined by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, is committed to aggressively pursuing and shutting down illegal pill trafficking, eliminating open air drug markets, and curtailing the spread of pill and heroin in communities across the Southern District.