A North Charleston teen was charged with carrying an illegal pistol Thursday after an officer said he smelled marijuana coming from a parked car.
Lewis Le'Ron Hairston, 18, of Patriot Boulevard was charged with unlawful carrying of a firearm, possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number and simple possession of marijuana, according to the incident report.
The car's driver, Thanielle Lashonda Edward, 21, of Holden Street was charged with simple possession of marijuana.
An officer on a bicycle spotted the two smoking marijuana inside a red Chrysler Sebring parked at Appian Way Apartments on Patriots Boulevard about 4:45 p.m. Thursday, according to the report.
Hairston told officers he was carrying a gun, which turned out to be a black KBI FEG .380 semiautomatic with an obliterated serial number, according to police.
Hairston had two clear bags containing 27 grams of marijuana (less than an ounce) and a digital scale, and Edward had a gram of marijuana in her purse, according to the report.
Both were taken to the Dorchester County jail in Summerville.
Reach Dave Munday at 937-5553.