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Governor's Brother Charged

Local - 2/26/2014 3:00 PM
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's brother is facing a federal drug distribution charge.
    
A federal information charges 50-year-old Carl Tomblin of Chapmanville with illegally distributing oxymorphone, a prescription painkiller, on Dec. 6, 2013, at or near Chapmanville.
    
The governor said Wednesday in a statement that he's saddened and disappointed but he loves his brother. He says his brother needs help and must be held accountable for his actions.
    
A telephone number for Carl Tomblin rang unanswered Wednesday.
    
U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin says in a news release that the charge stems from an investigation by the U.S. 119 Task Force and the West Virginia State Police.

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