Two Morgantown residents have been arrested by the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Office on drug charges.
According to the sheriff’s office, on June 19, a deputy running radar on Interstate 79 south, near the Pennsylvania State line, located a car with a burned out headlight traveling 75 mph in a 55 mph construction zone.
Amid a traffic stop of the vehicle, the deputy said he saw the driver, Kyle Kugel, 36, with a needle cap lying on his lap. The deputy also said he thought he saw the passenger, Martha Miller, 34, push something down her pants when he got closer to the vehicle. According to the sheriff’s office, both Kugel and Miller were extremely nervous and fidgety.
The deputy called for the Morgantown Police Department’s K-9, which showed a positive alert for drugs, deputies said. As indicated by the sheriff’s office, amid a search of the vehicle and of Kugel and Miller, the deputy discovered roughly two grams of a white, crystal-like substance, roughly four grams of a tan-like powder substance in stamp bags and liquid in loaded needles, roughly one gram of a white rock-like substance, roughly 11 grams of an unknown white substance, a digital scale, two smartphones, and $80 in cash.
All of the items the deputy discovered were individually packaged, ready for sale, and had the appearance, color, and consistency of drugs like methamphetamine, heroin, and cocaine, according to the sheriff’s office. The deputy said neither Kugel nor Miller admitted to the drugs, but each one stated they were coming from Pittsburgh together.
Kugel and Miller are each charged with possession with intent to deliver and conspiracy.