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DSP Arrest Two Following Traffic Stop- Georgetown

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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:

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.

 

Source: DE State Police Newsroom

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