Salem City Council Member And Daughter Arrested On Drug Charges

(SALEM) – A Salem City Council member and her daughter were arrested on drug charges Tuesday after police were called to a home in the 300 block of East Walnut Street after a report of a domestic fight.

Police arrested 66-year-old Gail Napier, of Salem, and her daughter, 35-year-old Annie Renee Napier, also of Salem. Gail Napier is a council member of Salem’s 4th district.

Salem Police were called to the home of Michael and Gail Napier at 9:22 p.m.

While the officers were on scene attempting to settle the dispute, police discovered marijuana inside the residence.  They then secured a search warrant. During a search of the home, officers found multiple items involving drugs, and drug-related crimes. The items were seized for evidence. 

Gail Napier

Gail Napier is facing charges of possession of marijuana, possession of a legend drug, possession of drug paraphernalia, and maintaining a common nuisance.

Annie Napier

Annie Napier is facing charges of possession of marijuana and maintaining a common nuisance.

Michael “Mick” Napier was not taken to jail because of his concerning medical conditions. According to police, charges will be filed on Michael for a future arrest.

Napier was elected to Salem’s City Council 4th District position last November as a Republican candidate. She also served as the director of Salem’s Senior Center for many years prior to the election. 

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