An Atlantic City man has been sentenced to state prison on gun and drug charges.

On Tuesday, 23-year-old Hamid Palmer, who pleaded guilty last month, was sentenced to a concurrent state prison term of three-and-one-half years without parole on two indictments charging him with second-degree unlawful possession of a handgun and third-degree possession of methamphetamine charges.

According to the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office, on May 3rd, 2021, Atlantic City police were called to Hard Rock Casino in reference to two men having an argument.

While on scene, police learned that Hamid Palmer and the other man, Daniel Brown, began fighting inside of a vehicle they arrived in, wherein Palmer assaulted Brown by biting his right hand, causing injury. While gathering the occupants’ information, police observed a clear, knotted plastic bag containing a white, rock-like substance suspected to be methamphetamine, on the floor of the passenger side of the vehicle.

Neither Palmer nor Brown took ownership of the suspected drugs, later determined to be methamphetamine, and they were both arrested.

On April 16th, 2022, Atlantic City police were dispatched to 400 N. North Carolina Avenue in reference to a Shot Spotter alert.

There, residents told officers they heard about a dozen shots fired from the intersection of North Carolina and Adriatic Avenues.

Police observed Palmer in the area. They stopped him and they discovered he had a .38 special handgun.

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