Brevard County Deputies Arrest Joshua Robinson in Merritt Island on Various Drug Charges
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard Sheriff // August 21, 2023
Joshua Robinson, 48, from Cocoa, Arrested in Merritt Island
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Last night, while you were sleeping, Deputy Kyle Reinhardt was out peacekeeping, when a simple traffic stop ended with a ride to Ivey’s Iron Bar Lodge, along with a few lessons in the things you should know.
Deputy Reinhardt was out patrolling the streets of Merritt Island, when he saw Joshua Robinson, 48, from Cocoa, riding on a motorcycle with blue lights emanating from below.
As Deputy Reinhardt stopped the motorcycle to inform Robinson of the infraction, he told him he had recently bought the bike, and didn’t know he couldn’t have the lights.
Apparently that wasn’t the only thing he didn’t know, as he didn’t have a motorcycle endorsement on his license to actually operate the bike either.
Deputy Reinhardt then proceeded to ask Robinson if he had anything illegal on him, and if he would consent to a search…while Robinson initially consented to a search of his person, he then said that he probably shouldn’t, because he had syringes in his pocket.
While we greatly appreciate Robinson telling us he had syringes in his pocket so our Deputy didn’t inadvertently stick himself, at the end of the day, Robinson wasn’t supposed to have those either.
Ironically though, as the search continued, Deputy Reinhardt quickly determined that Robinson had a few more items stashed on him that he wasn’t suppose to have…you know stuff like meth, green fentanyl, cocaine, and even more paraphernalia.
If he had all of that on a motorcycle imagine what my man could carry in a car or even worse, a truck.
Well regardless of what he did or did not know, Robinson now knows what the inside of “Ivey’s Iron Bar Lodge” looks like as he got a free ride to one of America’s most visited prison destinations in one of our lodge shuttle vans that is actually allowed to have blue lights on it.
Robinson’s cell reservation came with a $6,500 bond for possession of methamphetamine, possession of fentanyl, possession of cocaine, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The lesson here folks, don’t break the law, especially in Brevard County.
– Sheriff Wayne Ivey