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Former UNCW basketball player arrested on drug charges

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A former UNCW basketball player has been arrested on drug charges. New Hanover County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Donte Morales after they say he sold marijuana at a Wilmington apartment complex last night, according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies say they busted Morales and Kyle Daniel Watts after a controlled purchase. Detectives searched Morales’s car and found a quarter pound of marijuana in the trunk. Detectives continued their investigation and seized an additional three pounds of high-grade marijuana at Morales’s home on the UNCW campus. They also found drug paraphernalia and measurement devices at Watts’s home.

Earlier this year, UNCW granted Morales permission to look into transferring to another school. Over two seasons he started 48 games for the Seahawks. He average more than seven points a game this past season.

Morales and Watts were booked on multiple felony charges. They are both in the New Hanover County Detention Facility.

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