An Ocala man who was out on bond for a domestic violence incident against a victim, was arrested after he was caught in violation of a non-contact condition near the victim’s house with over 140 grams of marijuana.
On August 23, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office was called to make a well-being check on a victim who 32-year-old Cory Medina was prohibited from having contact with as an active bond condition from Marion County Jail.
The deputy conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle being driven by Medina that matched a description provided by the caller. Medina says he was driving through the area to see a friend, but was cautious due to the bond conditions that were set in place after his arrest for domestic violence against the victim.
A record check revealed Medina did not possess a valid driver’s license for failure to pay traffic fines. That check also revealed Medina’s medical marijuana license expired in August.
A search of the vehicle revealed green leafy substances which field tested positive for marijuana. The total weight of the marijuana found was 142.5 grams.
Medina was arrested and transported to the Marion County Jail with no set bond. He is charged with marijuana possession over 20 grams, moving traffic violation and conditional release violation. A court date is set for September 21 at 9 a.m., jail records show.