FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 26, 2014
CHAPMANVILLE MAN CHARGED WITH ILLEGALLY DISTRIBUTING PRESCRIPTION PAINKILLERS
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin today charged Carl Tomblin, 50, of Chapmanville, W.Va., with illegal drug distribution. According to an information filed in federal court today, Tomblin distributed oxymorphone, a powerful painkiller often sold under the brand name Opana.
The investigation that led to today’s charge is being conducted by the U.S. 119 Task Force and the West Virginia State Police. 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. 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 opiate painkillers in communities across the Southern District. Assistant United States Attorney Haley Bunn is handling the prosecution.
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Note: An information is only an accusation and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.