Jerold L. Smith was taken into custody late last week after being arrested during a raid at his home on Normac Ridge Road in Camdenton.

A Camdenton man arrested late last week was denied a reduction in bond after the court ordered him held on a $1,000,000 cash only.

Jerold L. Smith was taken into custody late last week after being arrested during a raid at his home on Normac Ridge Road in Camdenton. Smith is charged with a felony drug trafficking charge and a felony possession charge stemming from the execution of a search warrant by the Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group and the Camden County Sheriff’s Department. 

At the time of his arrest, the court set the bond at $1,000,000 cash only. 

Smith’s attorney had requested a reduction in the bond but the court denied the motion. Smith was arranged in Camden County on Sept. 25. He remains in custody in the Camden County Jail. 

According to the probable cause statement filed with the Camden County Associate Circuit Court, several field tests done on substances found at the residence tested positive for the presence of methamphetamine. 

The drugs were allegedly found in several different locations including Smith’s vehicle, in the bathroom and stuffed inside a box of cheese snack crackers in a drawer. The sheriff’s department estimates as much as a pound of methamphetamine was confiscated. 

The allegations also list a bong, a digital scale, and an RF detector that were found in the house. Deputies also took custody of 58 firearms, including several handguns and 3 modified silencers that were allegedly found in Smith’s bedroom and bathroom closet.