Monona County Auditor Brooke Kuhlmann has pleaded not guilty to methamphetamine-related charges stemming from a sting last week.
Kuhlmann, 27, was arrested July 29 after she contacted a drug dealer's cellphone in an attempt to make a buy, the Iowa Department of Public Safety has said.
She didn't realize the person who she was communicating with was a state trooper because the phone had been seized in a traffic stop, authorities have said.
A quantity of methamphetamine — officials haven't said how much — was left for her in an arranged location. According to authorities, law enforcement officers watched her pick it up and then Onawa police pulled her over.
Kuhlmann is charged with possessing methamphetamine, a serious misdemeanor, and possessing drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor.