BUCKHANNON — Joseph David Quici, age 19, is currently being held on a $100,000 bond for a multitude of charges, after he failed to appear for court on Wednesday and another search warrant was executed at his Buckhannon home last month.
Quici now faces 10 new charges, including four counts of failure to appear, four counts of possession with intent to deliver THC oil, marijuana and codeine, conspiracy to commit possession with intent to deliver, and gross child neglect.
According to the criminal complaint, a search warrant was served on February 22 at the residence Quici shared with his brothers on Randolph Street. Deputy Tyler Gordon reportedly seized $404 in cash, a digital scale concealed in a cereal box, three boxes of baggies and rubber bands, a .22 caliber rifle magazine, and a rear sight for an AR-15 rifle inside the residence. Officers also seized an AR style .22 caliber Colt rifle with a loaded magazine wrapped in a blanket and concealed in a pile of lumber and construction material outside. Also hidden in three bags outside the house, officers found five suspected bags of marijuana valued at $1,843, three pieces of wax paper containing suspected THC oil valued at $1,196, and three bottles of liquid believed to be codeine valued at $120.
The report said numerous Snapchat messages between the defendant and his brothers showed a clear conspiracy to deliver a variety of controlled substances from their home.
Quici was out on bond after previously being arrested in November 2019 for a variety of firearms violations, child neglect, possession with intent to deliver and the delivery of a controlled substance.
Magistrate Mike Coffman set bond in the amount of $10,000 for each of the 10 charges, totaling $100,000 plus LET fees. Quici and his older brother Robert are both presently detained at the Tygart Valley Regional Jail.