Drug Investigation Nets 7 in Salem Meth Raid Sunday

Drug Investigation Nets 7 in Salem Meth Raid Sunday


Sunday afternoon seven adults from Salem were arrested on multiple drug charges at 601 Berkey Street in Salem, including a woman who was set to be a swimming coach at Salem Middle School. 

Seven from the Salem area were arrested at this house on the West Side, just a few blocks from Salem High School, for dealing Meth and other related drug charges.

The Washington County Drug Team executed a search warrant Sunday at 3:25p after a months-long drug investigation. 

During the search, police located more than 15 grams of Meth, scales and other items used in the distribution of methamphetamine. 15 grams is approx. 0.0330693 pounds. 

Kyla Marie Kinslow, 39, 601 Berkey Street, Salem, was arrested and charged with three counts of Dealing Meth.

One count was a Level 2 Felony, Dealing Meth, at least 10 grams but less than 28 grams. Two additional 2 counts, Level 3 Felony, of Dealing Meth.

According to Salem Schools Superintendent Dr. D. Lynn Reed, “Mrs. Kinslow had been slated to be the Salem Middle School swim coach.  In light of her arrest, she will not be employed at Salem Community Schools.”

Kinslow was hired by the board in November but has not been added to the school’s payroll. 

  • Kinslow was also charged with 3 counts of Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Level 6 Felonies. 
  • One Count of Level 6 Felony, Neglect of a Dependent. 
  • One Count of Class B Misdemeanor, Possession of Marijuana
  • One Count, Class C Misdemeanor, Possession of Paraphernalia. 

Others arrested were:

Deanna Marie Bennett, 40, 709 North Main Street, Salem. 

  • Visiting a Common Nuisance

Samuel L. Crady, 37, 90 East Easter Park Blvd, Lot 23, Pekin

  • Possession of Meth, Level 5 Felony
  • Visiting a Common Nuisance With a Minor, Class B Misdemeanor

Harley Lee Smith, 22, 3243 N. Marrs Road Salem

  • Visiting a Common Nuisance, Class B Misdemeanor

Jonathon A McCartney, 21, 109 S. McClellan Way, Salem

  • Possession of Meth, Level 6 Felony
  • 2 Counts of Visiting a common nuisance, Class B Misdemeanor

Michaela Samantha McCartney, 23, Salem

  • Visiting a common nuisance with a minor, Level 6 Felony

Justin Hastings, 28, 3521 E. Bethlehem Church Road, Palmyra, IN

  • Dealing in Meth, Level 3 Felony
  • Possession of Meth over 1 gram but less than 5 grams with a manufacturing by packing enhancement, Level 5 Felony
  • Possession of Marijuana, Class B Misdemeanor
  • Possession of Paraphernalia, Class C Misdemeanor
  • Visiting a Common Nuisance, Class B Misdemeanor

All arrested were taken into custody at 601 Berkey Street and taken to the Washington County Detention Center. 

Other assisting agencies were the Salem Police Department, Washington County Sheriff’s Department, Indiana State Police and the Washington County Prosecutor’s Office.