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Former Pennington Gap police chief sentenced

Tuesday - 5/28/2013, 1:10pm  ET

BIG STONE GAP, Va. (AP) -- A former Pennington Gap police chief convicted on drug and burglary charges will spend nine years in prison.

William Bryan Young also must pay more than $11,000 in restitution.

The 39-year-old Duffield resident was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Big Stone Gap. Young had pleaded guilty in January to charges of drug conspiracy and burglary of a pharmacy.

U.S. Attorney Timothy J. Heaphy says Young engaged in illegal drug transactions and arranged the burglary of a pharmacy while serving as police chief.

Co-defendants Kevin Andrew Young and Chris Miles, both of Duffield pleaded guilty previously to burglary of a pharmacy.

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