Police: Wanted felon caught after York Co. deputies smell marijuana

adys@heraldonline.comFebruary 2, 2014 

— 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 Sheriff’s 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 driver’s residence where Townsend was found sleeping. He was then taken into police custody.

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