Suspicious vehicle call results in four arrests at Salem motel

SALEM — A suspicious vehicle/suspicious persons report Thursday morning to the Salem Police Department resulted in four people being arrested.

According to Salem Police Chief Sean Reynolds, officers responded around 9 a.m. Thursday to the Super 8 Motel in Salem where they found three men – 45-year-old Brian W. Cavins, 32-year-old Lloyd Finley, and 31-year-old Jerrad R. Simpson, all of Salem, standing outside the vehicle referenced in the report.

As the K-9 Unit officer approached the vehicle, he reportedly noticed a narcotic instrument in plain view inside the vehicle. The officer had his dog do a walk around of the vehicle and the animal alerted, which resulted in a search that revealed suspected methamphetamine, and a narcotics instrument.

The vehicle was registered to 46-year-old Darrell W. Warren, also of Salem, who was not with the vehicle at the time. Reynolds says after interviewing the others, a search warrant was obtained for a room at the motel where officers located Warren and a female who was released without charges.

Inside the room, however, officers reportedly located suspected Fentanyl and suspected Ecstasy.

Cavins and Finley were arrested for alleged possession of methamphetamine, while Warren was arrested for alleged possession of meth, and possession of a controlled substance. Simpson was arrested on an outstanding Clinton County felony warrant for failure to appear.

While being booked into the Marion County Jail, Finley was reportedly found to be in possession of additional meth, which could lead to additional charges.