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Wheeling Man Sentenced to 101 Months on Drug and Gun Charges

U.S. Attorney’s Office May 13, 2014
  • Northern District of West Virginia (304) 234-0100

WHEELING, WV—A Wheeling man who was selling cocaine and heroin from a local hotel was sentenced by Judge Frederick P. Stamp, Jr.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II announced that Dale A. Davis, also known as “Big Loc”, age 36, was sentenced to 101 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense. In August 2013, the Ohio Valley Drug Task Force utilized an informant to make controlled purchases of cocaine and heroin from Davis at the Knights Inn (formerly the Wheeling Inn) on Main Street in Wheeling. After the controlled purchases were made, the task force obtained a search warrant for the hotel room, and Davis was found to have a 9mm pistol, cocaine, heroin, and approximately $2,400 in cash.

Davis was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshals pending designation to a federal institution. The case was prosecuted by Ihlenfeld.

In other court proceedings before Chief Judge John Preston Bailey, Ihlenfeld announced that:

Scott D. McDonough, age 50, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, was sentenced to 41 months in prison for his conviction of felon in possession of firearms. McDonough agreed to abandon his interest in 22 firearms. McDonough, who is free on bond, will self-report to the designated federal institution on June 5, 2014. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jarod J. Douglas and investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

James Casimiro, III, age 37, of Ranson, West Virginia, was sentenced to six months in prison for the distribution of oxycodone. Casimiro, a former assistant county prosecutor admitted to obtaining the painkillers from a cancer patient and then selling them for profit. The investigation involved the use of a confidential informant who made purchases of oxycodone tablets from Casimiro in May and June 2013, a time period during which he was still employed as a prosecutor.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Eastern Panhandle Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul T. Camilletti.

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