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Pinellas Park man, whose brother was killed by police, faces drug charges

Patrick Robert Kerr is jailed on $180,000 bail. His brother was killed by police in October.

Patrick Robert Kerr is jailed on $180,000 bail. His brother was killed by police in October.

A suspected drug dealer was arrested on multiple charges Tuesday in a Pinellas Park raid.

Patrick Robert Kerr, 30, was under surveillance for three months, sheriff's deputies said.

According to a search warrant, Facebook photos, video of Kerr's house and other evidence led investigators to believe that he had drugs and guns in his home at 6890 46th Lane N.

Investigators reported Thursday that they found marijuana, prescription drugs, cocaine, ammunition and two handguns inside, along with other drugs. Two children lived there as well, according to deputies.

Kerr was arrested on charges that included armed trafficking in hydromorphone, two counts of being a 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.

He also faces charges of scheming to defraud and two counts of using forged bills on Nov. 20 at a Circle K in St. Petersburg.

Kerr was arrested Nov. 29 on drug and firearm charges, but bonded out of the Pinellas County Jail. He was transported there again Tuesday and remained in jail Thursday in lieu of $180,000 bail.

Kerr is the younger brother of Jason Kerr, who was killed by St. Petersburg police in October after he fired at them in a gas station parking lot.

Claire Wiseman can be reached at or (727)-893-8804. Follow @clairelwiseman on Twitter.

Pinellas Park man, whose brother was killed by police, faces drug charges 12/05/13 [Last modified: Thursday, December 5, 2013 10:29pm]
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