Tyler Palmer, son of Police Major Arnold Palmer of Miami-Dade, Florida was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly dealing marijuana, cocaine, and other drugs. Palmer, 20, is charged with cocaine trafficking, possession of hallucinogens and amphetamines, and possession of marijuana with intent to sell. He is being held in lieu of $65,000 bond. The press did not specify an attorney for Palmer.
According to the arrest report, detectives from the internal affairs division of the Miami-Dade Police Department served Palmer a search warrant at his father’s home.
The detectives purportedly found a large amount of drugs in Palmer’s bedroom. This purportedly included three clear bags suspected to contain cocainee in a dresser, several other bags of cocaine in a box under his bed, eight clear bags of marijuana, two medicine bottles suspected to contain 15 amphetamine pills, and a small bag of hallucinogenic mushrooms.
Palmer’s father, Arnold Palmer was not arrested. It is not clear if he had any idea about his son’s alleged drug dealing or if he’s still on active duty. Arnold Palmer has worked for the Miami-Dade Police Department for 26 years with 10 years as a lieutenant investigating street gangs, robberies, and carjackings.
Palmer’s father isn’t his only family member who works in law enforcement. His mother and two uncles are also members of the Miami-Dade Police Department.