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Georgetown- Delaware State Police arrested 26-year-old Shantai Lancaster of Norfolk, VA, and 21-year-old Kyanna Stevens of Norfolk, VA, on drugs and weapons charges following a traffic stop Saturday morning.
On May 8, 2021, at approximately 11:39 a.m., Sussex County Governor’s Task Force members were on proactive patrol in the area of DuPont Blvd. and South Bedford St., Georgetown, when they observed a green Acura MDX traveling northbound DuPont Blvd. with illegal tinting on all of the windows including the windshield. Unit members initiated a traffic stop and made contact with the operator, later identified as Shantai Lancaster, and the front seat passenger, later identified as Kyanna Stevens. Upon contact, Lancaster did not have a valid driver’s license and the trooper detected an odor of marijuana emitting from inside of the vehicle. A criminal investigation ensued and subsequently a probable cause search was conducted. The trooper discovered the following items inside of the vehicle, four of which were guns:
Lancaster and Stevens were taken into custody without incident and transported to Troop 4 where they were each charged with the following crimes:
Lancaster was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #3 and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on a $67,040 cash bond.
Stevens was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #3 and committed to the Delores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution on a $23,200 cash bond.
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