Two arrested in Parrish on drug charges

Posted 5/16/19

Two people were arrested Monday at a Parrish residence where there has been a history of drug activity and where at least one overdose has occurred.The Walker County Sheriff’s Office investigators …

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Two arrested in Parrish on drug charges

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Two people were arrested Monday at a Parrish residence where there has been a history of drug activity and where at least one overdose has occurred.

The Walker County Sheriff’s Office investigators seized 14 grams of methamphetamine and two grams of heroin after executing a search warrant at a home on Herron Road.

The Sheriff's Office reports that wanted persons have been at the residence previously and deputies responded to a call of an unresponsive patient in September.

Jeremy Michael Bruner, 39, of Parrish was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.  

Kelly Pate, 42, of Parrish was charged with distribution of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

Bruner has been arrested three times this year.

He was arrested and placed Walker County Jail on Jan. 24 for probation violation, trafficking opium, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, certain persons prohibited to possess a pistol, second-degree promoting prison contraband, second-degree possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. 

After making bond and being released from jail on April 11, he was arrested April 22 by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office for possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and unlawful possession of a controlled substance.  

Due to the nature of the charges and their history, a district judge set a $50,000 cash only bond for both Pate and Bruner during Wednesday’s bond hearings. 

"The Sheriff’s Office does not set bond amounts or bond conditions. We are thankful that the judge set high cash bonds on these cases as maybe it will provide some relief to the community from Bruner’s continued criminal activity," the department stated in a press release. 

Monday’s raid was conducted by members of the Walker County Sheriff’s Office SWAT, Narcotics, Investigations, and Patrol Divisions, Jasper Police Department Narcotics Division and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Aviation Unit. 

Separately, Sheriff's Office deputies arrested Phillip Detrich Johnson, 43, of Sipsey for unlawful distribution of a controlled substance as part of an ongoing effort to target those selling drugs in the Sipsey community that will continue indefinitely.