PINELLAS PARK – The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division executed a search warrant earlier Dec. 3 that led to the arrest of a suspected drug dealer in Pinellas Park.
After a three month investigation, the sheriff’s office, along with assistance from the Pinellas Park Police Department, Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, and St. Petersburg Police Department, obtained a search warrant of suspected drug dealer Patrick Robert Kerr’s residence on 46th Lane North.
Upon execution of the search warrant, detectives found several illegal items and hazardous conditions inside. Detectives said Kerr’s residence, which also was occupied by two small children, had multiple guns and narcotics out in plain view, easily accessible to anyone in the household. Several of the items seized may have been stolen.
After serving the search warrant, detectives arrested Kerr and charged him with felon in possession of a firearm, armed trafficking in hydromorphone, two counts of felon in possession of a firearm, dealing in stolen property, two counts of child abuse, possession of marijuana, possession of crack cocaine, possession of methylenedioxymethcathinone and grand theft.
This investigation is still ongoing and additional charges are possible, according to the sheriff’s report. A check of Kerr’s booking report shows 19 charges, including carrying a concealed firearm, DUI with property damage, scheme to defraud and two counts of uttering forged bills, checks, drafts and notes.
Kerr, 30, has multiple drug arrests dating back to 2001 and a history of threats of violence against law enforcement.