Search warrant in Salem nets drugs, weapons, and cash PDF Print E-mail
Indiana State Police investigators served a search warrant near Salem on Wednesday as part of an ongoing drug investigation. As a result of the search warrant, numerous drugs and drug related items as well as weapons and cash were taken into evidence.

At approximately 7:30 Wednesday morning, Troopers from the Sellersburg State Police Post along with officers from the Salem Police Department and the Washington County Sheriff’s Department served a search warrant for the residence located at 1651 Sparks Ferry Road in Salem. The residence was occupied by Brandon A. Durbin along with his girlfriend. Upon entering the house officers discovered and confiscated methamphetamine and marijuana as well as numerous shotguns, rifles and pistols. Several articles of paraphernalia and over $10,000 in cash were also taken in to evidence.

While conducting the search, numerous items believed to be stolen from a local Salem business were also located including tools, lawn and garden equipment and appliances. Officers from the Salem Police Department then began a separate investigation into the items which were later confirmed to be stolen.
As a result of this investigation, the Indiana State Police arrested Brandon A Durbin, 28, and charged him with the following: Dealing in Heroine – Level 3 felony, Dealing in Methamphetamine – Level 4 felony, Dealing in Schedule 3 Controlled Substance – Level 6 Felony, Possession of Controlled Substance – Level 6 Felony, Possession of Marijuana – Class B Misdemeanor, Possession of Methamphetamine – Level 5 Felony, Maintaining a Common Nuisance – Level 6 Felony, and Possession of Paraphernalia – Class A Misdemeanor.

Brandon Durbin was incarcerated at the Washington County Jail.