ANDERSON – A broken headlight led state police to arrest two women on meth charges in Madison County.
A state trooper was patrolling in Anderson Thursday night when he noticed a Nissan SUV with a headlight out. He stopped the vehicle at 53rd Street and Columbus to inform the driver about the problem. When the trooper approached the driver, he became suspicious and called for backup.
A K-9 unit arrived and walked around the vehicle. A drug-sniffing dog alerted police to the presence of drugs in the vehicle. Inside, investigators found methamphetamine and materials used to make meth.
Police arrested the driver, Alisha Madewell, 27, Anderson, charging her with manufacturing meth, possession of precursors to manufacture meth, possession of a controlled substance, maintaining a common nuisance and operating a vehicle while intoxicated with endangerment. All are Class D felonies. Madewell was also charged with driving while suspended, a Class A misdemeanor.
Her passenger, Ashley Ann Baker, 25, Middletown, faces charges of possession of methamphetamine and visiting a common nuisance. Both are Class D felonies.