Dominic Lakhan, the Jamaican-born fiancé of House Speaker John Boehner’s daughter, Lindsay Marie, pictured just weeks before their upcoming nuptials next month.
Dominic Lakhan, a 38-year-old construction worker, was spotted enjoying a McDonalds in Florida recently, with his dreadlocks piled high on his head underneath a knitted cap.
Lindsay Marie Boehner’s fiancé has been arrested for possessing marijuana in the past. This may not have gone down well with John Boehner – who is a staunch opponent to legalizing the drug.
Dominic Lakhan and Lindsay Marie Boehner, 35, are set to marry on May 10 in Delray Beach, Florida.
In 2006, Dominic Lakhan was arrested in Pembroke Pines, Florida for misdemeanor possession of two grams of marijuana during a traffic stop, the National Enquirer first reported.
The police report from the incident states that “upon making contact with the driver”, an officer “observed in plain view a 16 oz. Natural Lite beer can opened in the driver door”.
The officer “also detected the odor of burnt cannabis emitting from the interior of the vehicle”, the police report continues.
“A search of the vehicle revealed two bags containing approximately TWO grams of suspected cannabis… inside the center of the ashtray.”
The arresting officer reported that Dominic Lakhan admitted to possessing the marijuana and said it was for personal use.
Court records show Dominic Lakhan, who is originally from Jamaica, was also arrested in 2003 for possession of an open container while driving.
Lindsay Marie Boehner lives in a four-bedroom home in Hollywood, Florida, less than an hour from Dominic Lakhan’s home in Delray Beach.
John Boehner has one other daughter, 32-year-old Tricia, who lives in Ohio with her husband, James Kinney.
The House Speaker, a Republican representing Ohio, has said in the past that he is “unalterably opposed” to legalizing marijuana, even for medical purposes.
“Whether it is the American Medical Association, the American Cancer Society – all of those people, by and large don’t believe there is any medicinal value in marijuana,” John Boehner told CNN in 2009.