Woman from Rolla arrested after deputies find nearly four pounds of meth

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ROLLA, Mo- The South Central Drug Task Force, Phelps County Sheriff’s Department, and the Rolla Police Department concluded a short term narcotics investigation in Phelps County. As a result of the investigation, officers obtained and executed search warrants of a storage facility and a residence in the 12000 block of County Road 7130.

During the service of the search warrants, officers seized about 1,814 grams (4 Pounds) of suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Ruth Smith, 51,of Rolla, was arrested in connection with the items seized. She was transported to the Phelps County Jail where she was incarcerated pending warrant application.

An arrest warrant was issued on Smith for Trafficking Drugs 1st Degree. Her bond was set at $100,000.00 cash only.

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