Salem Man Arrested On Meth Charge


(SALEM, IL) — Bail has been set at $25,000 for a 36-year-old Salem man charged in Marion County Court Monday with possession of more than 15 grams of methamphetamine. Michael Kaminski was arrested Sunday following a traffic stop by Centralia Police at South Sycamore and 13th Street. Kaminski had previously been taken into custody as a person of interest on a June 29th investigation into an aggravated assault and battery case. As police were completing an inventory of his vehicle before having it towed, they allegedly found 17 grams of a white powdery substance in a tied baggie that field tested as meth. Police had initially been searching for Kaminski in connection with the June incident in the 1300 block of South Cherry where he allegedly kicked a vehicle and threatened to kill a Carterville man. Kaminski was formally charged Monday in court with Class 1 felony possession of between 15 and 100 grams of meth. He waived his right to a preliminary hearing and a court appointed attorney.