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Ex-WV mayor sentenced on drug distribution charge

March 14, 2019 GMT

WHEELING, W.Va. — A former mayor in West Virginia has been sentenced to one year and six months in federal prison on a drug distribution charge.

Sixty-three-year-old Kevin Mark Simms, of Moundsville, was sentenced Monday in federal court in Wheeling following his guilty plea in December to distributing oxycodone.

Simms was first elected to Moundsville City Council in 1990 and served as mayor from 1998 to 2000.