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Troopers Arrest Virginia Man and Woman on Felony Drugs and Weapons Charges Following Traffic Stop- Georgetown


Date Posted: Sunday, May 9th, 2021

Shantai Lancaster
Shantai Lancaster
Kyanna Stevens
Kyanna Stevens

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:

  • Glock 48 9mm
  • Glock Bodyguard .380 caliber
  • Century Arms Inc. .380 caliber
  • Century Arms Inc. Georgia Draco Nark 9mm
  • Approximately 20 grams of Psilocybin Mushrooms
  • Approximately 82.67 grams of Marijuana
  • Over $1,500 in suspected drug proceeds

Lancaster and Stevens were taken into custody without incident and transported to Troop 4 where they were each charged with the following crimes:

Shantai Lancaster

  • Possession of a Firearm by Person Prohibited (Felony)
  • Possession of a Firearm Within 10 year of a Prior Conviction (Felony) – 4 counts
  • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon (Felony)
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance Tier 3 Quantity (Felony)
  • Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance (Felony)
  • Conspiracy 2nd Degree (Felony)
  • Criminal Impersonation
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Driving without a Valid License
  • Safety Glass Requirement

Lancaster was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #3 and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on a $67,040 cash bond.

Kyanna Stevens

  • Possession of a Controlled Substance Tier 3 Quantity (Felony)
  • Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance (Felony)
  • Conspiracy 2nd Degree (Felony)
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia- 2 counts

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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