Mon County Sheriff’s deputies seize drugs and cash, make two arrests during I-79 stop

MORGANTOWN — A traffic stop for speeding early Thursday morning ended with the seizure of multiple types of drugs worth about $30,000 and the arrests of two Detroit men.

Teron Montez Kelly and Tyvon Ra’mone Dove, both 20, are charged with three counts of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance each by the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department.

Heroin worth about $24,900, cocaine valued at about $4,700 and about $250 in marijuana were found following a search of the vehicle, a sheriff’s department press release stated.

“They did an outstanding job,” Sheriff Perry Palmer said of his deputies.

A deputy stopped a white Kia Soul, with Pennsylvania plates, for going 80 mph on Interstate 79 southbound, according to a criminal complaint. The stop happened just before 2 a.m. on Thursday at the 157.5 mile marker, the complaint said.

The driver was a Lyft driver, coming from the Greyhound bus station in Pittsburgh. Kelly and Dove were passengers in the backseat, the complaint stated. Both men seemed nervous and refused to keep their hands were police could see them.

Dove was asked to exit the vehicle and was detained, the complaint said. Kelly said the two were going to Morgantown to “hang out.” Kelly and the driver were also detained while a K9 from the Morgantown Police Department checked out the vehicle and alerted law enforcement to drugs.

Crack and cocaine, marijuana and heroin were found in re-sealed bags of chips, such as Doritos, according to the complaint.

The two men had $366 cash between the two of them, which was also taken as evidence according to the press release.

The Lyft driver was unaware of the drugs and was release, the complaint said.

Kelly and Dove were arraigned in Monongalia County Magistrate Court by Magistrate James Nabors who set their bond at $75,000 each. As of 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, neither had posted bond or been booked into North Central Regional Jail.

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