Woman faces drug and prostitution charges

The Daily Times staff

FARMINGTON — A Farmington woman was arrested today on charges related to drug trafficking and prostitution stemming from a July traffic stop during which a Farmington man allegedly attempted to pull a pistol on an officer.

Anna Marie Schroth

Anna Marie Schroth, 40, is facing felony charges for conspiracy to commit drug trafficking and promoting prostitution, and a misdemeanor charge for tampering with evidence, according to a Farmington Police Department press release.

Schroth's charges follow the arrest of 41-year-old Jordan Carter of Farmington on July 15. Carter allegedly reached for a 9 millimeter pistol during a traffic stop by a Farmington police officer. Two bags containing a total of 16.81 grams of methamphetamine and 168 rounds of ammunition were found in the vehicle following Carter's arrest.

Carter was charged with aggravated assault on a peace officer, felon in possession of a firearm, methamphetamine trafficking and two misdemeanors.

According to the release, the Region II Narcotics Task Force became involved in the investigation following the discovery of the drugs.

San Juan County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Kevin Burns, an operation supervisor with the Region II Narcotics Task Force, said the vehicle Carter was driving was registered to Schroth. Interviews with Carter led to information that Schroth was working with him, Burns said.

Jordan Carter

The narcotics task force discovered evidence that has led to a prostitution investigation, according to the release.

Burns declined comment on the drug trafficking and prostitution investigations since they are ongoing.

Additional charges and suspects may be pursued, according to the release.

Carter and Schroth were being held at the San Juan County Detention Center.