A Salem man was arrested Thursday on drug trafficking charges following a motor vehicle crash in Rolla, according to a press release from the Rolla Police Department.

The release states at approximately 9:03 p.m. Thursday officers responded to the area of Southview and Oxford for a single motor vehicle accident with one occupant. Upon arrival, officers found a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee in a creek. The vehicle is owned by Kayla Bridges and was operated by Garrett B. Wood, 34, of Salem.

Wood had injuries to his leg and appeared under the influence of narcotics. During the investigation, Wood was found to be in possession of over two pounds of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. It was also discovered that Wood had an active probation and parole warrant for parole absconder and an active Greene County warrant issued for Possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute.

Wood was arrested on a charge of second-degree drug trafficking and on the active warrants. He was transported by ambulance to Phelps Health, and later transported to the University Medical facility in Columbia for treatment.

The charges for which the above-mentioned suspect was arrested are merely accusations and are not evidence of guilt. Evidence in support of the charges must be presented before a court of competent jurisdiction whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.

If you have additional information pertaining to this case, please call the Rolla Police Department, (573) 308-1213, or the Rolla Police Department’s confidential tip hotline at (573) 364-0111.