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Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety
Friday July 26th, 2019 :: 05:28 p.m. PDT


San Jose Police Officer Arrested on Narcotics Charges

On Friday, July 26, 2019 at about 11:30 am, Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety (DPS) arrested 48-year-old San Jose Police Officer John Tompkins for illegal narcotics and firearms-related charges, as a result of a narcotics investigation that stemmed from a traffic enforcement stop conducted by a DPS Officer.

During the traffic enforcement stop, the driver, identified as 47-year-old Daniel Ochoa, was arrested for sales of narcotics. An investigation was initiated against Ochoa. As a result of search warrants served on Ochoa, Tompkins was identified as an additional suspect who had in his possession narcotics and firearms.

A search warrant was served at Tompkins’ residence in Sunnyvale. The search resulted in the discovery of firearms and illegal narcotics. Tompkins was arrested and booked into the Santa Clara County Jail for two felony charges of possession of narcotics with firearms and two misdemeanors charges of possession of narcotics.

Sunnyvale DPS, with the assistance of the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office, investigated the criminal violations and coordinated with the San Jose Police Department for the safe arrest of SJPD Officer Tompkins.

This is an on-going investigation. If you have any information about this case, please contact Sunnyvale DPS at (408) 245-3784.

Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety
700 All America Way
Sunnyvale, CA 94086

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