A Rolla woman was arrested for drug charges, according to a release issued by the Phelps County Sheriff’s Department (PCSD). Ruth Ann Smith, age 51, was transported to Phelps County Jail following the seizure of more than 1800 grams of suspected methamphetamine and other drug paraphernalia.

According the PCSD’s release, the South Central Drug Task force (SCDTF) and the Rolla Police Department concluded a short term narcotics investigation on Jan. 30. As a result of this 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, according to the release, the officers seized approximately 1,814 grams, about four pounds of suspected methamphetamine and other drug paraphernalia. Smith was arrested in connection to these items and transported to the Phelps County Jail where she was incarcerated pending warrant application.

The release continued to say that later that same day, an arrest warrant was issued on Smith for the charge of Trafficking Drugs in the first degree. Her bond was set at $100,000, cash only.

The PCSD said the charges for which Smith was arrested are “merely accusations and are not evidence of guilt.” Evidence in support of the charges, according to the PCSD, must be presented before a court of what is described as “competent jurisdiction whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.