A recent SWAT team's raid on a northeast Salem residence resulted in five arrests. In addition, police seized several thousand dollars, firearms and a substantial amount of methamphetamines that disrupted local distribution, according to a Salem police department spokesperson.
Police attempted to make a traffic stop of a 35-year-old male suspect they believed had been selling meth from a nearby house. When officers tried to pull his car over, he rammed it into two police cars and fled on foot, prompting officers to pursue him through a neighborhood and lock down two local elementary schools. After the man was taken into custody, he was charged with multiple offenses for drug possession and distribution among other charges.