The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested the homeowner following a December 2020 home invasion, after detectives located a large cache of drugs, cash and weapons inside the residence during the investigation.
Recall on December 8, 2020, deputies were called to a residence in the 28000 block of Palmer Drive in reference to a shooting. The homeowner told deputies he shot at four men after the men entered his home armed with guns. Click here for that original story. The two surviving perpetrators are now facing murder charges related to their acts which resulted in the death of the other two co-perpetrators.
Detectives with STPSO Narcotics Division were called in after drugs were located inside the residence during the initial investigation. Warrants were issued for the arrest of Bryan Joseph Palmer for the following charges: Possession with the intent to distribute marijuana (approximately 21.2 pounds with an estimated street value of $96,000), Possession of a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance with the intent to distribute (38 vaporizer cartridges containing tetrahydrocannabinol), Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance (Codeine), Possession of a legend drug without prescription (Promethazine), Illegal Carrying of Weapons, Transactions involving proceeds from drug offenses ($7,891), and Possession of a CDS in the presence of persons under the age of 17.
On February 17, 2021, Palmer was taken into custody at the Slidell Law Enforcement Complex and marijuana was located inside his vehicle. On this same day, STPSO Narcotics detectives conducted a second search of his residence.
This time, detectives located and seized approximately 8.37 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of $37,000, unlawfully possessed Alprazolam tablets; six pints of unlawfully possessed Promethazine with Codeine; drug paraphernalia; six firearms; three counterfeit $20 bills; and $24,431in cash believed to be proceeds from drug offenses.
As a result of these discoveries, Palmer was additionally charged with violation of the following: Possession Possession with the intent to distribute marijuana (approximately 8.37 pounds), Possession of a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance (vaporizer cartridge containing tetrahydrocannabinol), Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance with the intent to distribute (Codeine), Illegal Carrying of Weapons, Transactions involving proceeds from drug offenses ($24,431) and Monetary Instrument Abuse.