ANOTHER DRUG DEALER BEHIND BARS
On January 7th, 2020 the Lake County Sheriff’s Office and the Clermont Police Department served a search warrant on the home of Christopher Medina located at 336 Chestnut St, Clermont, Fl. The Mid Florida SWAT Team (Clermont PD, Groveland PD, Leesburg PD, Mount Dora PD) made entry and secured the aforementioned location which was occupied by Christopher Medina and one other subject. Once secured the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit searched the premises and located approximately 80 grams of cocaine packaged for street sales, two (2) handguns, and numerous amounts of drug paraphernalia. Christopher Medina was charged with trafficking in cocaine, possession of firearms by a convicted felon, possession of drug paraphernalia, and tampering with evidence. The tampering with evidence charge was applicable when Mr. Medina attempted to discard evidence by flushing down a toilet upon SWAT making entry. Christopher Medina was charged and transported to the Lake County Jail without incident.