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.