Claxton Man Arrested following Drug Investigation in Evans County

Marquese Shavel Palmer

A Claxton man is behind bars after an investigation initiated by the GBI.

On Friday, August 13, 2021, Marquese Shavel Palmer, age 29, of Evans County, was arrested following a drug investigation by the GBI’s Southeastern Regional Drug Enforcement Office (SRDEO). The Evans County Sheriff’s Office and the Claxton Police Department assisted the GBI-SRDEO.  

Two simultaneous search warrants were served at 2141 Weinnmeir Drive and 2133 Weinnmeir Drive in Claxton, Evans County, Georgia by the GBI-SRDEO, Bulloch County Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team, Evans County Sheriff’s Office, Department of Community Supervision, and Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) K-9 Unit.  During this investigation, agents seized one firearm, approximately 7 ounces of suspected marijuana, pills, and money.

Marquese Palmer is charged with the following:

  • Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute
  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime
  • Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon
  • 1st Offender Probationer
  • Possession and Use of Drug Related Objects. 

Additional charges are expected.  Palmer was booked into the Tattnall County Jail.

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