EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSFormer Massey Executive David Hughart Arrested On Drug Charges
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Reported by: Jeff Morris
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Sep. 6, 2013 2:28 PM EDT
Updated: Sep. 6, 2013 2:34 PM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
A former Massey Energy executive cooperating in the investigation of the Upper Big Branch mine disaster and awaiting sentencing for conspiracy has been arrested on drug charges.
David Hughart now faces a bond-revocation hearing with a magistrate judge at 1 p.m. Tuesday. He's to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Irene Berger at 2:30 p.m.
Court documents show an arrest warrant was issued Thursday after probation officer Amy Berry-Richmond informed the court Hughart was caught in Beckley Aug. 30 with the painkiller oxycodone and the anti-anxiety drug alprazolam.
The Charleston Gazette said he lacked prescriptions for them.
Hughart admitted conspiring with others to give miners at Massey's White Buck Coal illegal advance warning about surprise inspections.
He never worked at UBB, where 29 miners died in a 2010 explosion
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