A traffic stop in Ocala ended with two arrests after officers found a stolen firearm, another loaded firearm, and marijuana inside the vehicle.
On Thursday, November 10, an OPD officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of W Silver Springs Boulevard and SW Martin Luther King Avenue due to a tint violation, according to a social media post from OPD.
The vehicle had three occupants: 22-year-old Jaishun Turner (driver), 23-year-old Ulnaiji Eugene Hall (front seat passenger), and an unidentified passenger in the back of the vehicle.
As the officer approached the driver’s side door, another OPD officer arrived on scene and approached the front passenger side of the vehicle. According to OPD, a clear plastic baggie containing marijuana was visible on the front seat passenger’s floorboard, and both officers were able to smell the odor of marijuana.
A vehicle search was conducted, and a loaded 9mm handgun was discovered along with 68 grams of marijuana underneath Turner’s seat. When officers searched under Hall’s seat, they found a loaded 9mm handgun, which was reported stolen out of Orlando, along with 18 grams of marijuana.
Turner and Hall were both arrested, transported to Marion County Jail, and they were later released on bond.
Turner is facing felony charges for possession of a firearm while committing a felony, possession of a concealed firearm, and possession of marijuana (over 20 grams).
Hall is facing felony charges for possession of a concealed weapon and grand theft of a firearm, along with a misdemeanor charge for possession of marijuana (less than 20 grams).
A court date has been scheduled for both Turner and Hall on Tuesday, December 13 at 9 a.m., according to jail records.
The vehicle’s backseat passenger is not facing any charges.