SPARTA — An Alleghany County, N.C., woman has been arrested on several narcotic charges.

Alleghany Sheriff Bryan Maines said in a recent news release that on Aug. 26, Alleghany County and Surry County deputies were conducting a drug enforcement operation in Alleghany. The operation led to a residence in the Fox Ridge community, where detectives served a search warrant for narcotics.

Maines said the search concluded with the seizure of several types of narcotics, including methamphetamine; prescription pills; marijuana; and drug paraphernalia items that are consistent with the use and sale of illegal narcotics.

Michelle France Todd, 53, of Johns Lane, was charged with a total of 10 narcotics violations, including possession with intent to manufacture, sell and/or deliver methamphetamine; possession with intent to manufacture, sell and/or deliver marijuana, maintaining a dwelling place to keep a controlled substance; possession of methamphetamine; two counts for the possession of a Schedule II drug; two counts of possession of a Schedule IV drug; possession of marijuana; and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Todd is free on a $10,000 bond pending her first appearance in Alleghany General District Court.

Alleghany Detective Cody Chamberlain is handling the investigation.

“We will always take a strong stance against these terrible drugs that plague our streets,” Maines said. “I want these drug dealers to know that we will relentlessly pursue you until you are caught and brought to justice. I want to thank all my detectives and the Surry County Sheriff’s Department detectives for their hard work and dedication to the citizens of Alleghany County and Northwestern North Carolina.”