Deputy Joshua Strait Commended By Sheriff For Arrest

By  //  July 9, 2014

Henry Bernard Kelly arrested on drug charges

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — This past weekend Deputy Joshua Strait from our West Precinct conducted a traffic stop on a red SUV at the intersection of Peachtree and Dora in Cocoa.

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Deputy Joshua Strait from the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office West Precinct arrested Henry Bernard Kelly Jr. on a variety of drug charges after a traffic stop last weekend. (BCSO image)

The driver, who was later identified as Henry Bernard Kelly Jr., was driving a 2014 Ford SUV with no tail lights.

When Deputy Strait initiated the traffic stop the driver threw two clear plastic bags out the front passenger window. One of the bags contained 13 individual ziplock bags each containing cocaine and the other bag contained 14 MDMA tablets.

Following the initial traffic stop, Kelly was arrested for multiple counts of Possession Of Cocaine, Possession Of MDMA , Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession Of Cocaine With Intent To Distribute.

Kelly was also charged with Driving While License Suspended.

I would like to thank Deputy Strait for his actions and for the incredible job that he and all of our team members do every day to help protect our community.


Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey has been a law enforcement officer for over three decades. Sheriff Ivey is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and has a Bachelor’s Degree from Daytona State College in Management and Supervision. Sheriff Ivey’s background in law enforcement is inclusive of Management, Criminal Investigations, Narcotics, Patrol Services, Public Integrity Investigations, and Corrections.

Sheriff Wayne Ivey

Prior to being elected in 2012, Sheriff Ivey served the citizens of the State of Florida as a Resident Agent in Charge for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. As a member of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Sheriff Ivey developed and created the country’s first ever statewide Task Force on Identity Theft. That same year the Task Force was named one of the top five most innovative programs in the country by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and investigated approximately 44 million dollars in fraud cases. Additionally, as a member of FDLE, Sheriff Ivey created the Child Abduction Response Team (C.A.R.T) that re-defined the way Child Abduction cases are conducted throughout the country today. The program was later selected as the most innovative program in the country by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and is now used as a nationwide model in the response and investigation of child abductions.

Sheriff Ivey has testified before the United States Congress on law enforcement related matters and has extensive experience in the area of Public Integrity Investigations. Sheriff Ivey was honored as the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Special Agent of the Year (1996) and was also recognized by the Commissioner of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for his Outstanding Contributions to Criminal Justice. In August of 2011 Sheriff Ivey was honored by the National Organization of Victims Advocacy for his work at the national level as an advocate of victim’s rights and protection.

Sheriff Ivey speaks regularly on topics such as Identity Theft, Crime in America, Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, and Self Defense through Mental Preparedness. Sheriff Ivey firmly believes that Crime Prevention and Education are vital to reduce our crime rate and protect our community.