A Salem man had a four-felony warrant issued for his arrest Thursday in connection to a search warrant locating methamphetamine and firearms at his residence, according to documents filed in circuit court.
Travis L. Parker, 24, is charged with delivery of a controlled substance, maintaining a public nuisance and two counts of unlawful use of a weapon. His bond was set at $25,000.
Law enforcement executed a search warrant Wednesday at Parker’s residence located in the 600 block of South Sligo Street in Salem, according to the case’s probable cause report. Upon execution of the warrant, Parker was located in the home’s attached garage. After consenting to a search of his person, the report states Parker was found to have a bag of meth in his front pocket.
A search of the home revealed a safe was located in Parker’s bedroom. After Parker provided its code, the safe was found to contain a glass container with several capsules of what appeared to be meth as well as a wallet containing Parker’s driver’s license and $300 of currency.
The total amount of seized meth weighed approximately 3.5 grams. Parker at first denied he was selling meth in claiming it was individually packaged so he could consume it safely, however, the report states he later admitted to dealing.
Two firearms were also located in Parker’s bedroom including a Taurus Pt111 pistol on a nightstand and a Smith & Wesson AR-15 leaned up against a dresser. When told it was illegal to possess an illegal controlled substance and a firearm, Parker is quoted in the report as saying he “was not worried about it.”