CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) – Two people were arrested Thursday afternoon after
police officers found a handgun and nearly 30 grams of marijuana was found.
North Charleston police, 18-year-old Lewis Hairston and 21-year-old Thanielle
Edward were arrested and charged with simple possession of marijuana. Hairston
was also charged with unlawful carry of a firearm and possession of a handgun
with an obliterated serial number.
The report states officers saw Hairston and
Edward sitting in a car at the Appian Way Apartments with something that
appeared to be pot smoke coming from the open windows. When officers got
closer, they could smell pot smoke, they said.
asked to get out of the car and were searched. Hairston said he had a gun for
his protection. Officers found a KBI FEG .380-caliber semi-automatic handgun
with a hollow tip cartridge.
states Hairston was also carrying a digital scale and 27 grams of marijuana.
Edward had a
1-gram bag of marijuana.
taken into custody and lodged at the Dorchester Jail Annex.