- Associated Press - Friday, September 12, 2014

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - Former Bridgeport Mayor Mario Blount has pleaded guilty to federal drug charges.

Media outlets report Blount entered the plea Friday in U.S. District Court in Clarksburg to conspiracy to possess and distribute schedule II controlled substances, distribution of oxymorphone and false or fraudulent material omission.

Blount is a pharmacist who announced his resignation as mayor Monday night at a City Council meeting. He was elected in 2013.

U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld says as part of the plea agreement, Blount must surrender his state pharmacy license and cannot apply for reinstatement.

Federal agents arrested Blount in June. Last October a task force raided pharmacies operated by Blount’s employer, Best Care Pharmacy, in Bridgeport, Lumberport and Belington.

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