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Armstrong drug squad nabs alleged dealer

Robert Dale Damore, 47, of New Kensington
By Leader Times
Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, 12:31 a.m.
 

EAST FRANKLIN — Robert Dale “Whitey” Damore, 47, of New Kensington was arrested Sunday at Franklin Village Mall by members of the Armstrong County Narcotics Enforcement Team.

District Attorney Scott Andreassi said Damore, described by police as a “high-level cocaine dealer,” was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, delivery of a controlled substance and criminal use of a communication facility.

According to Detective Frank Pitzer, Damore has been in the sights of law enforcement for several years regarding his alleged drug activities in Armstrong, Allegheny, Clarion and Westmoreland counties. Pitzer said it was difficult for law enforcement officials to infiltrate Damore's close contacts. However, he said the arrest was made possible because of close cooperation between ArmNET, the Clarion County narcotics unit and the New Bethlehem police department. Andreassi added that without the cooperation between law enforcement agencies in Armstrong and surrounding counties, arrests of this type would be difficult if not impossible.

ArmNET agents were assisted by the Armstrong County Sheriff's Department, and police departments from Ford City, Kiski Township and Kittanning, and the Kittanning EMS staff. Damore was committed to the Armstrong County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bond. Andreassi's office said no additional arrests are expected.

 

 
 


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