- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 12, 2019

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) - 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.

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