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Woman's suspended sentence revoked

Friday, October 5, 2012

A former Bloomfield woman, who was originally arrested in April 2011 on multiple drug charges after her juvenile daughter alerted police to the location of illegal drug substances in their apartment, had her suspended sentenced revoked.

Tressie P. Palmer, who has a current address in Danville, had her earlier sentenced revoked by Greene Circuit Judge Erik Allen on Wednesday.

Palmer was sentenced on Sept. 14, 2011 to 180 days for possession of marijuana with a prior conviction with 150 days suspended as part of a negotiated plea agreement.

On June 5, her probation officer Patrick Hillenburg filed a petition to revoke her probation because she was found to be intoxicated.

In the petition, Hillenburg stated that Palmer violated terms of her probation May 26 when she was caught by authorities in Parke County in a state of intoxication. She had consumed alcoholic beverages and registered .07 percent alcohol concentration on a Portable Breath Test (PBT).

On Wednesday, Judge Allen revoked all 30 days of her suspended sentenced and ordered her to be incarcerated in the Greene County Jail. She was given credit for two actual days served in jail.

Palmer was originally arrested in July 2011 after her daughter told Bloomfield police she was tired of her mother doing drugs and directed them to several marijuana pipes.

Police found more than the pipes when they visited Palmer's apartment on Turner St. on April 23 for a possible battery complaint.

When Bloomfield Deputy Town Marshal Harvey Holt arrived on the scene, a juvenile girl told him her mother had marijuana pipes in her purse upstairs and "she was tired of having drugs around," according to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court.

Holt, with his certified narcotics detection dog, K-9 Dristan, conducted a preliminary search of the apartment and alerted on a back hall closet and a black purse in a back bedroom.

Police located a metal container in the purse that contained two pipes with burnt residue. A marijuana cigarette was also taped to the inside of the container's lid. The items field tested positive for marijuana.

Former Greene County Sheriff's Deputy Terry Wade, who was assisting at the scene, also searched a black plastic bag that was located inside the closet that the K9 dog had alerted.

Inside the bag, Wade located a clear plastic bag that contained a green plant material that later tested positive as marijuana.



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