Three Arrested for Dealing Methamphetamine in Salem

Three Arrested for Dealing Methamphetamine in Salem


The Indiana State Police arrested three people on drug-related charges Tuesday in two separate incidents. 

As a result of both investigations, the three subjects were arrested and charged as follows: 

Michael A. Marino, 39, Salem –

  1. Battery (Warrant) – Level 6 Felony
  2. Dealing in Methamphetamine over 1 gram – Level 3 Felony
  3. Possession of Methamphetamine – Level 5 Felony
  4. Possession of Paraphernalia – A Misdemeanor

 Shannon Bell, 48, Campbellsburg and Carolyn Beatty, 60, Madison – 

  1. Dealing in Methamphetamine – Level 2 Felony
  2. Possession of Methamphetamine – Level 4 Felony
  3. Unlawful Possession of Syringe – Level 6 Felony
  4. Possession of Marijuana – B Misdemeanor
  5. Possession of Paraphernalia – A Misdemeanor

Bell was also arrested on a warrant for Possession of Methamphetamine – Level 6 Felony.

At approximately three o’clock Tuesday afternoon, Troopers Eric Powers and Kyle Taylor went to 104 Teressa Street in Salem to locate Marino, who was wanted for Battery.

After a brief search, Trooper Powers found Marino hiding in a bedroom closet. As Powers attempted to take Marino into custody, he observed Michael Marino throw an item underneath a nearby bed.

That item was later identified as methamphetamine.

An approximate total of 3.5 grams of methamphetamine was eventually located.  ylo

Around 10 pm that same evening, Trooper Kyle Tar stopped a Ford Ranger truck for speeding and a taillight violation near College Avenue and Cherry Street. The driver was identified as Bell. 

The passenger was identified as Beaty. Trooper Taylor observed Bell throw an object towards a nearby house as Bell stepped from the vehicle.

Bell was detained and found to have an arrest warrant for possession of methamphetamine.

The object was located and identified as methamphetamine. During a subsequent vehicle search, Trooper Taylor located a second bag of methamphetamine on the passenger floorboard.

Several syringes, drug paraphernalia, and marijuana were also found in the search. The methamphetamine totaled approximately 12 grams.  

All subjects were incarcerated at the Washington County Jail without further incident.  

Trooper Powers and Taylor were assisted by officers from the Salem Police Department and the Washington County Sheriff’s Department.