Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Ex-Pratt Mayor Gary Fields Gets Probation for Selling Drugs

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Ex-Pratt Mayor Gary Fields Gets Probation for Selling Drugs

Article excerpt

A federal judge on Thursday sentenced the former mayor of Pratt to spend three years on probation for selling prescription pills. Gary Allen Fields, 68, previously pleaded guilty in Charleston to distribution of oxycodone. He admitted to selling six 15-milligram oxycodone pills to a police informant on April 23, 2015.

U.S. District Judge Johnston went along with a plea agreement Fields had made with prosecutors. Fields agreed last year to plead guilty in exchange for the three years on probation. The maximum sentence the charge carries is 20 years.

Johnston didn't force Fields to pay any fine.

A confidential informant for the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office went to Fields' home in Pratt, where six pills were purchased.

Fields was indicted on June 3, about a week before he lost his re- election bid. …

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