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A traffic stop late Thursday night in Anderson led to the arrest of two women whom police said were caught carrying methamphetamine

State police trooper Rich Clay of the Pendleton District was patrolling at about 11:30 p.m. in the area of East 53rd Street and Columbus Avenue on the south side of Anderson when he stopped a Nissan SUV because its headlights were out. Clay later found methamphetamine inside the car with the help of his K-9 partner.

The driver, Alisha Madewell, 27, Anderson, was charged with Class D felonies for manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of precursors to manufacture methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance, maintaining a common nuisance and operating a vehicle while intoxicated; and a Class A misdemeanor for driving while suspended.

The passenger, Ashley Ann Baker, 25, Middletown, was charged with possession of methamphetamine and visiting a common nuisance, both are Class D felonies.

The two women are being held at Madison County Jail.



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