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Wheeling man admits to selling heroin, crack cocaine from hotel room in city

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A Wheeling man has admitted to selling crack cocaine and heroin from a local hotel and now faces a minimum of five years in federal prison.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II said Dale A. Davis, 36, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense.

Davis sold the drugs to an Ohio Valley Drug Task Force informant from his room at the Knights Inn, formerly the Wheeling Inn, on Main Street. The task force subsequently seized a 9 mm pistol, cocaine, heroin and roughly $2,400 in cash from his hotel room while executing a search warrant.

He is in custody pending sentencing and faces from five to 20 years in prison. The case was prosecuted by Ihlenfeld and was heard by Judge Frederick P. Stamp, Jr.

In other cases:


  • Daniel Banks, 37, of Wheeling, was sentenced to 46 months in prison and six years of supervised release for distribution of crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of a protected location as well as violations of his supervised release. He also must forfeit $2,565 in proceeds from the illegal drug activity. Banks was remanded to the custody of U.S. Marshals pending assignment to a federal prison. His case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney David J. Perri and investigated by the Ohio Valley Drug Task Force.
  • Rebecca L. Lamp, 50, of New Cumberland, entered a plea of guilty to acquiring or obtaining a controlled substance by misrepresentation, fraud, forgery, deception or subterfuge. Lamp, free on bond pending sentencing, faces up to four years in prison. Her case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen L. Vogrin and investigated by the West Virginia State Police-Bureau of Criminal Investigations.
  • Stedmund Creech, 23, of Grafton, pleaded guilty to felon in possession of a firearm. In custody pending sentencing, Creech faces up to 10 years in prison. His case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Randolph J. Bernard and investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.