Miami-Dade police

Son of MDPD Major Arrested for Alleged Drug Possession

The son of a Miami-Dade Police major is facing charges for allegedly dealing drugs from under his father's roof.

20-year-old Tyler Palmer faces multiple charges including trafficking cocaine and cannabis possession with intent to sell or deliver.

MDPD confirmed Tyler is the son of Major Arnold Palmer. According to the police department's website, Palmer works for the Economic Crimes Bureau.

According to the arrest report, Miami Dade's Professional Compliance Bureau served a search warrant and raided the Palmer home in Kendall just off the Florida Turnpike.

Inside Tyler's bedroom, investigators said they found several baggies of marijuana. Police also allegedly found clear bags of suspected cocaine on a dresser, as well as bags under his bed in a box, along with hallucinogenic mushrooms and amphetamines.

"The detective is the lead detective. He personally weighed some of the narcotics and it came out to be 49 grams," the prosecutor said during Tyler's bond hearing.

On top of his desk, officials said there was a black scale and a black and green bong with drug residue. According to the affidavit, officials also impounded more than $3,000 cash.

Tyler Palmer was booked into jail and later released on $65,000 bond. It's unclear whether he has an attorney.

Major Palmer was not arrested in the case.

MDPD released the following statement Friday about the incident:

"The Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD) acknowledges the arrest of Mr. Tyler Palmer who is the relative of several MDPD employees. There is no indication at this time of any involvement by our employees in this case; as such, their statuses with the department remain unchanged. Due to the open nature of the investigation, we will not comment further."

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