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Alleged Drug Dealer Arrested on Boston Street

The following information was submitted by the Salem Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Salem Police Department.
Salem Police Department.

The following is an excerpt from the Salem Police Department's log: 

Sunday, Feb. 9:

  • At 5:14 p.m., police responded to a dispute on Highland Avenue.
  • At 6:11 p.m., police responded to a disturbance on Margin Street.
  • At 6:49 p.m., police conducted a well-being check on Boston Street. 
  • At 7:04 p.m., police responded to a report of a fight inside a business on Washington Street.
  • At 8:04 p.m., police responded to a dispute on Park Street.
  • At 8:47 p.m., police responded to a report of an unwanted party on Broad Street.
  • At 9:24 p.m., police responded to a report of possible drug activity on Pope Street.
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Monday, Feb. 10

  • At 1:12 a.m., police reportedly witnessed a motorist drive into a parked vehicle on Tremont Street. Epide F. Flete, 50, of 38 Mason St., Salem, was arrested on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.
  • At 5:26 a.m., police responded to a report of fresh graffiti on Chase Street.
  • At 7:23 a.m., following an investigation into an overdose, Salem detectives executed a search warrant at 17 Boston St. Shawn T. Kareem, 32, of 17R Boston St., Salem, was arrested on charges of illegally possessing a class A substance (Morphine) with intent to distribute, two counts of illegally possessing a class B substance (Suboxone, Methadone) with intent to distribute, two counts of illegally possessing a class C substance (Klonopin, Clonidine) with intent to distribute and illegally possessing a class E substance (Gabapentin) with intent to distribute.
  • At 8:17 a.m., police responded to a hit-and-run motor vehicle accident on Highland Avenue.
  • At 10:40 a.m., police stopped a motor vehicle on Highland Avenue. Sean P. McCarthy, 29, of 10 Spring View Terrace, Lynn, was arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, operating an unregistered motor vehicle and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.
  • At 3:16 p.m., police responded to a past domestic dispute on Perkins Street.
  • At 4:06 p.m., police responded to a domestic dispute on Pope Street. 
Other Arrest

Charlie A. Lohman, 44, of 34 Fairview Ave., Lynn, was arrested on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.


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Letty C February 11, 2014 at 01:27 PM
56 Margin St. , Pope Street (assuming the "affordable housing units?), Rainbow Terrace; as well as certain addresses on Boston St., Highland Ave., Lafayette St., High St., and Mason St., just to name a few hotspots repeatedly in the police logs. I'm not even going to name notorious streets in "South Salem," as not to trigger the cultural trigger. Good job on all the drug busts these days, SPD! Now let's see more money going to hire more cops for crime PREVENTION, rather than having the small number of officers on duty per shift waste time trying to keep up with the fallout after the number of crimes committed. "Wellbeing checks"? Are there reports available of which ones are medical emergencies that are NOT related to drug, alcohol, and/or mental illness? Are there consequences for the use of city resources when an emergency is due to illegal activity or altered mental status? How are we prepared to handle the potential increased traffic, illegal distribution, and drivers under the influence when the "medical marijuana clinic" opens? Just wondering...
Merry Christmas February 12, 2014 at 03:14 PM
The well being checks are merely code for warrant or investigation beyond which if they do use a well being check to hoodwink someone in court in can be seen as entrapment. so I hope its for cases of family or friends trying to reach someone they havnt heard from.
Liz February 13, 2014 at 08:28 PM
What about illegal distribution of other prescription pharmaceuticals or driving under their influence? And, sorry, grouping mental illness with illegal drugs and alcohol?! One of these things is not like the others. Very logic. Such rhetoric. Wow.
Letty C February 14, 2014 at 09:42 AM
Liz, to clarify, I mean people with untreated mental illness who are self-medicating with alcohol or illegally acquired drugs. In addition, my view on driving under the influence of anything that impairs safe driving is horrible. However the likelihood of people driving under the influence of pot, even if legally obtained, is bound to increase.
Liz February 14, 2014 at 12:40 PM
Thanks for clarifying :)
Merry Christmas March 05, 2014 at 12:38 AM
the crack crime and illicit activity continue in that area it will only get worse and as more wealthy people move in with apts and cars there will be more opportunity for the crack heads pot heads and thieves to survive. maybe if the pot clinic was near city hall the boards may not have approved it.

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