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Officers find meth and cash during west Salem search

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(courtesy Polk Co. Sheriff's Office) (courtesy Polk Co. Sheriff's Office)
SALEM, OR (KPTV) -

A search of a Salem home Thursday by law enforcement uncovered cash, drug paraphernalia, methamphetamine and other controlled substances.

Members of the Polk Interagency Narcotics Team, along with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, served a warrant at a home located in the 1400 block of Cresthill Avenue Northwest.

During the search of the house, detectives found 29.4 grams of methamphetamine, 4 tablets of naloxone hydrochloride (a Schedule II controlled substance), $4,549 in cash hidden in a shoe box, various items of drug use paraphernalia and packaging materials.

Prior to the search, the main target of the investigation, 33-year-old Sean Kirk, was arrested in Independence on charges tied to the distribution of meth.

Officers note that they found 7.4 grams of Heroin, 6.4 grams of methamphetamine, drug use paraphernalia and packaging materials in Kirk’s possession.

In total, three people were arrested during the investigation. Authorities also said that three children were placed into protective custody at the home and turned over to the Department of Human Services Child Protection agency for placement.

Kirk was taken to the Polk County Jail where he is being held on $525,000 bail. He faces 15 counts of unlawful delivery of methamphetamine, 9 counts of unlawful possession of methamphetamine and one count of unlawful possession of heroin.

Melissa Wrighthouse, 32, was also arrested and is being held in Polk County Jail on $500,000 bail. She faces a count each of unlawful possession of methamphetamine and unlawful delivery of methamphetamine and two counts each of first-degree child neglect and endangering the welfare of a minor.

Marvin Gladden Jr, 40, was arrested on charges of unlawful possession of methamphetamine, first-degree child neglect and endangering the welfare of a minor. He was conditionally released.

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