By Robert Carter
North Jefferson News
ADAMSVILLE — Two women were arrested on drug and burglary charges Tuesday, and may be involved in burglaries throughout the west and north parts of Jefferson County.
The pair were found in a home in the 3000 block of Poplar Lane in Adamsville on Tuesday morning, after they had been spotted by a neighbor at a house in Graysville which had been burglarized.
Jefferson County Chief Deputy Sheriff Randy Christian said that the women were questioned by the neighbor; they said they were distributing flyers to promote a Huntsville sandwich shop that was expanding to the area, and even had produced flyers as a cover story.
The women were traced back to the Adamsville house, where deputies spoke to the mother of one suspect. She allowed the deputies into the house, where the two suspects were found hiding, Christian said.
Deputies found items that had been burglarized from homes in Graysville and Shady Grove, as well as the makings of a methamphetamine lab, along with meth and other drug paraphernalia.
The suspects are Nancy Howard, 41, and Brandy Lively, 30, both of Adamsville. The two are each charged with third-degree burglary, unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and third-degree theft of property. They are currently in the Jefferson County Jail in lieu of bonds totaling $192,000 each.
Christian said the two women are suspected of burglaries in other jurisdictions as well.