Nokomis, Florida -- The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office has arrested a couple for trading prescription drugs for guns.
Lesley and Mark Blaney were arrested March 14 after a search of her home. Lesley Blaney is on supervised probation and during a search of her home her probation officer located two firearms, hundreds of rounds of ammunition and a switchblade knife. Deputies found the 9mm Smith and Wesson and Century Arms AK-74 assault rifle with loaded magazines unsecured in a bedroom.
The search also turned up a pill bottle containing rock cocaine, a separate canister with Suboxone and pieces of drug paraphernalia which Mark Blaney admitted was his.
Lesley Blaney, who has been arrested more than a dozen times, is charged as a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and a convicted felon in possession of ammunition. Mark Blaney is charged with possession of imitation controlled substance, possession of controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.