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Salem’s 4th District Council member Gail Napier and her daughter were arrested on drug charges early Tuesday, Sept. 1 after police were called to investigate a domestic dispute. 

Salem Police Department officers were dispatched to 306 East Walnut Street, the home of Michael and Gail Napier at 9:22p.

Gail, 66, and her daughter, Annie, 35, were arrested and booked into the Washington County Detention Center early Tuesday morning. 

Michael “Mick” Napier, who was also present, was not taken into custody due to concerning medical issues. 

Charges will be filed on Michael for a future arrest, according to police. 

Gail Ruth Napier, 66, Salem was charged with:

  • Possession of Marijuana, Hash Oil, Hashish or Salvia
  • Possession of Paraphernalia
  • Possession or Use of a Legend Drug
  • Maintaining a Common Nuisance

Annie Renee Napier, 35, Salem was charged with:

  • Possession of Marijuana, Hash Oil, Hashish or Salvia
  • Maintaining a Common Nuisance

While the officers were on scene and attempting to settle the dispute, police discovered (what was believed to be marijuana) inside the residence. 

At 1:12a, Salem officers were assisted by the Washington County Sheriff’s Department, and were able to obtain and execute a search warrant on the residence.  

During the course of the investigation, multiple items involving drugs, and drug-related crimes were seized for evidence. 

Napier was elected to Salem’s City Council 4th District position last November as a Republican candidate. She also served as the director of Salem’s Senior Center for many years prior to the election. 

All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.