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Former SW Va. police chief sentenced on federal drug, robbery charges

May 28th, 2013 12:32 pm by Staff Report

BIG STONE GAP, Va. — The former police chief for the town of Pennington Gap who pleaded guilty to dealing drugs in uniform and orchestrating a pharmacy robbery will spend the next nine years in prison after he was sentenced for Tuesday morning in federal court.

William Bryan Young, 39, of Duffield, was ordered to serve 108 months in federal prison and complete three years of supervised probation upon his release. Young must also pay $11,571 in restitution. 

In January, Young pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and distribute oxycodone and one count of burglary of a pharmacy, related to the burglary of the Rite-Aid pharmacy in Pennington Gap on September 28, 2012. 


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