In Dec. 2022, members of the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office were patrolling the Bonlee area when they observed a suspicious vehicle with fictitious tags in the parking lot of a local store. Deputies made contact with the driver and found open containers of alcohol and a sizable amount of oxycodone as well as marijuana and other drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle.
Deputies charged the driver, Jeremy Palmer, 39, of 915 Taylors Chapel Road, Sanford, with felony trafficking by possessing opioids, felony trafficking by transporting opioids, felony maintaining a vehicle for a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Palmer was arrested and assigned a $50,000 secured bond. He is due to appear in Chatham County District Court in Pittsboro on Jan. 30.
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