METHED UP: Brevard County Man Arrested for Trafficking Methamphetamine
By Space Coast Daily // July 16, 2023
suspect identified as Joseph Thornburgh
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – For what ever reason some people just can’t seem to understand that if you meth up in Brevard County you are going straight to jail.
You know, people like Joseph Thornburgh who apparently didn’t get the memo that we don’t tolerate drug dealers in Brevard County, and if you don’t believe that, then just “Meth Up and Find Out.”
This case started last night after Thornburgh and several friends were mething around the area of Port St. John in a car that had an expired registration and was speeding on U.S. 1.
Deputy James Christoffel initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle, which subsequently stopped at the Port St. John Boat Ramp where Deputy Christoffel made contact with the four occupants of the vehicle.
During the traffic stop, Deputy Christoffel observed that the occupants were mething around in the car and acting suspicious.
As you might imagine, K-9 Rosco got out of the Tahoe, took a pre-game pee on a nearby bush, and then took a big ole “free air” sniff around the vehicle at which time he looked at his partner Andrew and in dog language said…”somebody done methed up.”
Based upon the positive alert by K-9 Rosco, Deputy Christoffel searched the inside of the vehicle and found a plastic bag containing approximately 15.57 grams of Methamphetamine, along with several items of drug paraphernalia near the front passenger seat area of the vehicle where Thornburgh was sitting.
Thornburgh methed up folks, so as you would expect he was transported to “Ivey’s Iron Bar Lodge” where he was held on a “No Bond” status for Trafficking In Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession Of An Open Container In A Motor Vehicle.
And of course, Thornburgh’s reservation package at the Lodge qualified him for a brand new (well new to him) pair of “Meth Air” Shower Slides and one of our new “Iron Bar Lodge” apparel line T-Shirts that say “I Methed Up And Found Out In Brevard County.
Great Job Deputy Christoffel and thank you for taking another drug dealer off our streets and putting them behind bars where they belong. I guess you could say that Deputy Christoffel “don’t meth around!!”
Sheriff Wayne Ivey