|COUPLE ARRESTED IN CHARLESTON MALL -
Police arrested two people they said were walking around the Charleston Town Center Mall with weapons and drugs.|
police received an anonymous tip that two people, George Leake III and Tamara Lanham, were at the mall with guns, drugs and a lot of cash.
Rather than approaching the two inside the mall and creating a possibly dangerous situation for shoppers, a criminal complaint filed in Kanawha County Magistrate Court said police waited and approached the two in the parking garage.
When they got close, they saw that Leake had a gun holster and he appeared to toss the gun into the car when he saw police approaching. Lanham also had a loaded gun in her purse.
Police then arrested the two and searched them and the vehicle.
The criminal complaint said police recovered $26,000 in cash and crystal meth and heroin with a street value of about $10,000. Police determined they had been carrying the drugs and cash while they were in the mall.
Leake and Lanham were arrested and charged with possession of a deadly weapon without a permit, and more charges are expected to be filed.