Micheel Tobler ordered held on $75,000 bond after narcotics bust

Police receive tips about Tobler after boy killed in drive-by shooting at home


MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – The uncle of a 7-year-old boy who was killed in a drive-by shooting two days after Christmas appeared in bond court Friday morning on drug charges.

A Miami-Dade County judge ordered that Micheel Tobler, 40, be held in jail in lieu of $75,000 bail. Tobler must also prove that his bail money is coming from a legitimate source.

If he posts bond, Tobler will be placed on house arrest until his trial.

According to the Miami-Dade Police Department, since the fatal shooting at 15120 Jackson St., investigators received several tips in reference to narcotics activity at the home. After further investigation confirmed the drug activity, a search warrant was obtained.

During the search warrant execution Thursday morning, officers found marijuana, a gun and ammunition, and Tobler was arrested.

Police said Tobler is the uncle of Amiere Castro, who was killed Dec. 27 in the drive-by shooting.

Micheel Tobler's son, Michael Tobler, 19, was arrested Dec. 30 in connection with Castro's death.

According to an arrest affidavit, Michael Tobler and another man, Dravein Duke, 19, got into an argument on the day of the shooting over a possible stolen gun during a drug deal at the home.

Police said Michael Tobler pointed a gun at Duke and Duke returned to the home later, spraying the home with bullets in retaliation.

Micheel Tober is charged with being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and possession of marijuana with the intent to sell.

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