Cops and Courts

Two men facing drug charges after traffic stop in Morgantown

Two Michigan men were arrested in downtown Morgantown after drugs were found in their possession during a traffic stop. 

Monongalia County Deputy Noah Thompson reported observing a Chrysler minivan with Pennsylvania registration traveling down Chestnut Street at around 12:30 a.m. on April 8 without taillights. 

Thompson stopped the vehicle and identified the driver as Quantrez Gibson, 26, of Sterling Heights, Mich., and the passenger as Deante B. Hurt, 27, of Detroit. 

According to criminal complaints, a probable cause search of the vehicle was conducted and revealed over 40 oxycodone pills and over 30 packages of marijuana. 

The two men were also found to have a combined $1,600 in cash, mainly in $20 and $100 bills. They were also both in possession of multiple cell phones. 

Hurt has several prior arrests in Monongalia County and has posted bond following each arrest. In September 2023, a grand jury indicted him on multiple counts of device fraud, grand larceny and conspiracy. 

In December 2023, Hurt was charged with four counts possession with intent and conspiracy to deliver controlled substances, and in March he was again charged with two counts possession with intent to deliver controlled substances. He was released after bonds of $100,000 in both cases. 

Hurt and Gibson were arraigned in Monongalia County Magistrate Court on Monday. Both were released after posting bonds of $50,000. Preliminary hearings are scheduled for April 18.