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Miami-Dade Police Major Relieved Of Duty Weeks After Son's Arrest

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A police major whose son was arrested on drug dealing charges has been relieved of duty.

Miami-Dade Police Maj. Arnold Palmer's son, Tyler, is accused of dealing drugs from his father's home.

Tyler Palmer, 20, was arrested earlier in May when police said they found marijuana, cocaine and pills inside his room.

His father has been relieved of duty – though it's not known if his dismissal is related to his son's arrest.

Tyler Palmer
Tyler Palmer, 20, faces several charges, including drug trafficking. (Source: Miami-Dade Police Dept.)

The younger Palmer bonded out and has since been on house arrest.

He has pleaded not guilty to several charges including cocaine trafficking, possession of marijuana with intent to sell and possession of hallucinogens and amphetamines.

Maj. Palmer oversees the police department's economic crimes bureau, according to the police department's website.

His estranged wife, Damaris Palmer, is sergeant with the department.

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