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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of West Virginia

Friday, May 18, 2018

Wheeling man admits to cocaine distribution

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Deandre L. Davis, of Wheeling, West Virginia, has admitted to distributing cocaine, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Davis, age 27, pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of Cocaine Base within 1,000 Feet of a Protected Location.” Davis admitted to selling cocaine near Riverview Towers in Wheeling in July 2017.

Davis faces up to 40 years incarceration and a fine of up to $2,000,000. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen L. Vogrin is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Explosives and Firearms and the Ohio Valley Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force, a HITDA-funding initiative, are investigating. 
Senior U.S. District Judge Frederick P. Stamp, Jr., presided.

Drug Trafficking
Updated May 18, 2018