Woman arrested in Norwood after drug bust, charged with death by distribution
Published 9:17 am Monday, December 20, 2021
On Dec. 7, the Stanly County Sheriff’s Narcotics Division, Criminal Investigations Division and the Norwood Police Department responded to Norwood in reference to an overdose.
Subsequently, a search warrant was conducted by the Stanly County Sheriff’s Office, Norwood Police Department and the Stanly County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team at 254 Summit St. Investigators seized heroin/fentanyl and paraphernalia during the search.
Christa Michelle Smith, 33, was arrested on Dec. 10 for possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver heroin, maintaining a dwelling for the selling of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, death by distribution of a dangerous controlled substance and second-degree murder.
Smith is being held in the Ralph McSwain Detention Center under a $400,000 secured bond. Her court appearance was to be Dec. 20.