Couple arrested after 26 pounds of pot found in car


Mynone Blair

Deputies arrested two people in Lancaster earlier this week after finding 26 pounds of marijuana in their car and house while searching for a man wanted for possession of marijuana, authorities said on Friday.

Investigators had been searching for Mynone Rashad Blair, 36, to serve a warrant charging him with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff's Office news release. They found him on Tuesday leaving a house on Pacer Drive, so they stopped his car.

Deputies found a large amount of cash and marijuana inside the vehicle, the release states. Officials arrested Blair and then found more marijuana after searching the home. Authorities discovered even more marijuana at a Spirit Road home in Heath Springs, where Blair told deputies he also lived.

In total, deputies recovered 26 pounds of marijuana worth at least $25,000.

Authorities also found cash, drug paraphernalia and a handgun, the release states. Blair was arrested and charged with trafficking marijuana more than 10 pounds but less than 100 pounds, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime and resisting arrest.

His girlfriend, Lakeisha Sharmeka Gaston, 29, who lives at the Pacer Drive home, was also arrested and charged with trafficking marijuana.