Michigan passenger jailed after methamphetamine found where he was sitting

Cory M. Woodbury

A Michigan man went from being a passenger traveling through Ocala to the inside of a jail cell late Thursday afternoon.

A Marion County sheriff’s deputy stopped a green 2013 Kia in the 5000 block of W Hwy. 40 for a stop sign violation. Two sheriff’s K-9s performed open-air sniffs on the vehicle and alerted, indicating the odor of narcotics.

Deputies then removed the three occupants from the car and realized that 27-year-old Cory M. Woodbury apparently had been sitting on a plastic baggie containing a white crystal substance, which later field tested positive for methamphetamine, a sheriff’s office report states.

Woodbury told the deputy that he didn’t know anything about the baggie, including where it came from or who it belonged to. The other backseat passenger said he didn’t know there were drugs inside the vehicle, the report says.

Woodbury, of Bay City, Mich., was taken into custody and transported to the Marion County Jail, where he was charged with possession of methamphetamine. He was being held on $2,000 bond and is due in court Oct. 22 at 9 a.m.