New Ken cocaine dealer released on bail before sentence
KITTANNING — A New Kensington man, convicted for being a high-level cocaine dealer, is out on bail, awaiting sentencing on felony drug charges.
Robert Dale “Whitey” Damore, 48, was found guilty at a trial by jury presided over by President Judge Kenneth Valasek on Tuesday.
Damore was convicted on charges of criminal use of a communication device, possession of a controlled substance, delivery of a controlled substance and possession with intent to deliver.
Defense Attorney Chuck Pascal said on Wednesday that Damore's sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 28.
Damore was arrested Dec. 30 of last year in East Franklin by members of the Armstrong County Narcotics Enforcement Team (ArmNET).
On that date, according to court records, Damore arranged by cellphone to meet with a confidential informant and sold the CI approximately 14.8 grams of cocaine for $1,600.
At the time of his arrest, ArmNET area coordinator Detective Frank Pitzer said Damore had been in the sights of law enforcement for several years for suspected drug activities in Armstrong, Allegheny, Clarion and Westmoreland counties.
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