Salem Man Arrested and Charged With Dealing Meth in Lawrence County


LAWRENCE COUNTY -- A Salem man has been arrested for allegedly dealing meth in Lawrence County.

State Police received multiple tips from the public about 41-year-old Michael Chastain and an investigation was launched.

He was stopped driving with an inactive license plate and troopers say they noticed indicators of criminal activity.

A search of the vehicle turned up 14 grams of meth, paraphernalia and a loaded handgun.

Chastain is charged with dealing and possessing meth and paraphernalia and possession of a stolen firearm.