Hands Free Law leads to drug and firearm arrest

May 16, 2019---4:00 P.M.


A South Carolina Man was arrested Wednesday after a traffic stop.

According to Calhoun Police records, Barry Lee Palmer of Seneca, South Carolina was spotted using his cell phone while driving on Red Bud Road.

During the stop, Palmer told police he was headed to “party with girls” in Calhoun; however Palmer could not give police the exact location of the party.

Palmer was removed from the vehicle when a firearm was spotted in the rear seat of the vehicle.

A K-9 unit was called to search the vehicle, officers located two THC vaporizers, a glass pipe with suspected methamphetamines, and a Ruger 9mm handgun.

It was then discovered that Palmer had a warrant out of Clarke County, Georgia for a probation violation.

Palmer is charged with felony possession of meth, felony possession of a controlled substance, felony possession of a firearm during commission of a felony, possession of drug related objects, and violation of the hands free law.


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