FORT MILL — A Charlotte man wanted by police for being a felon with a handgun was arrested this week after deputies smelled marijuana in a car driven by another person, according to a report from the York County Sheriffs Office.
Deputies stopped the driver, a Fort Mill woman, on U.S. 21 at the intersection of Old Nation Road in Fort Mill and smelled a strong odor of marijuana.
The driver told deputies that the passenger, Lester Townsend, 28, of Charlotte, had smoked all the drugs already. Deputies did a warrant search for York County and found that Townsend was clear and the driver was released with a warning.
Deputies soon were told that Townsend was wanted in Charlotte for possession of a firearm by a felon. Deputies drove to the drivers residence where Townsend was found sleeping. He was then taken into police custody.