© 2021 West Virginia Public Broadcasting
Telling West Virginia's Story
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
WVPB News

Former Bridgeport Mayor Sentenced

MarioBlount.jpg
Matt Harvey
/
The Exponent Telegram

Former Bridgeport Mayor Mario Blount will spend three years in prison for illegally distributing prescription drugs.

U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II says the 52-year-old pharmacist was sentenced on Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Clarksburg.

Blount pleaded guilty last September to conspiracy to possess and distribute schedule II controlled substances, distribution of oxymorphone and false or fraudulent material omission.

Ihlenfeld says in a news release that Blount distributed prescription painkillers for no legitimate medical purpose and outside the scope of professional practice.

A task force raided pharmacies operated by Blount's employer in October 2013 and he was arrested in June 2014.


WVPB is local news, education, music, and entertainment for West Virginia.
Your donation today will help keep us strong and vital.