NR 17-08 Sheriff’s Office Conducts Drug Operation
The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has arrested, 29-year-old, John Michael Toppa III, of Melbourne, for purchasing illegal narcotics. He was charged with Purchase of a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Controlled Substance without a Prescription, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Toppa was taken to the Brevard County Jail where he posted a bond of $11,500.00 and was released earlier this morning.
On the evening of March 8, 2017, The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Special Investigations Unit was conducting an undercover operation in the area of Rockledge, Florida. Toppa approached an undercover agent and purchased $200.00 of Roxicodone. During a subsequent search of the subject’s vehicle, agents discovered an additional quantity of narcotics and drug paraphernalia.
Toppa was employed by the Brevard/Seminole State Attorney’s Office, who were advised of the arrest and his employment with that office has been terminated. Due to his employment as an Assistant State Attorney, the Sheriff’s Office is unable to provide any personal information on the subject for confidentiality reasons.
For additional information concerning this News Release, please call PIO Tod Goodyear of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office at 321-501-7594.