Governor Tomblin Reacts To Brother's Drug Charge
West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's brother is facing a federal drug distribution charge. 50-year-old Carl Tomblin of Chapmanville has been charged 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. 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.