Monticello man sentenced for loaded gun
Press release: Sullivan County District Attorney Jim Farrell announced today that Victor Medina, 44, of Monticello, N.Y. was sentenced to eight years in state prison to be followed by five years of post-release supervision for the possession of an illegal and loaded handgun. Medina entered a plea of guilty to Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd Degree, a class C violent felony, and admitted to possessing a loaded .25 caliber semi-automatic handgun in a vehicle that was stopped by the New York State Police on State Route 17 in February of 2018.
Farrell said that troopers stopped Medina’s vehicle after observing numerous vehicle and traffic violations and after an investigation discovered a quantity of cocaine, heroin, suboxone, Xanax and morphine sulfate. The loaded handgun was found stashed in a void in the rear passenger door along with a digital scale. Farrell praised the troopers and BCI investigators who assisted in this investigation as they were “alert and conducted a thorough investigation in this case that resulted in the seizure of drugs and a loaded handgun. Medina had no business possessing this gun as a convicted felon and parolee and it was clear he was utilizing it in connection with the possession of these illegal drugs.”
Farrell said Medina was sentenced as a second felony offender, having a prior conviction for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 2nd Degree in 2009. Medina was on parole for that prior felony conviction at the time of this new offense.