Caldwell County sheriff's investigators arrested and charged a Hickory woman on Thursday in a methamphetamine case that began with the Aug. 1 discovery of a roadside bag with meth manufacturing materials inside, Sheriff Alan Jones said.
Donna Sue Smith, 49, is charged with one count of felonious possession of methamphetamine precursors. Her first court appearance is scheduled for Monday in Caldwell County District Court in Lenoir.
N.C. Department of Transportation workers found the bag along Playmore Beach Road in Lenoir, Jones said. The bag contained a plastic two-liter bottle that had been used to “cook” meth, he said.
The bag had other materials used to make the drug, along with a receipt for ephedrine, another meth ingredient, the sheriff said. The receipt led to Smith’s arrest at her home, he said.