ANNVILLE – Two Jackson County women were arrested Friday, October 23, after materials found to make methamphetamine were discovered at their residence.

Operation UNITE detectives charged 32-year-old Tina Young (also known as Tina Adkins) and 24-year-old Misty D. Stepp, both of the Annville Car Wash Apartments on Highway 30, with one count each of manufacturing methamphetamine, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (meth), and unlawful possession of methamphetamine precursors.

In addition, Stepp was charged with one count of carrying a concealed deadly weapon after a .25-caliber automatic pistol was found in her possession.

Following an investigation into drug dealing that began in Laurel County, UNITE detectives and deputies from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office obtained a search warrant for the women’s apartment.

During the search, which began about 5:25 p.m. Friday, officers discovered several Hydrocodone pills, about 2 grams of methamphetamine, a small amount of marijuana, and all the components used to produce methamphetamine.

The women were lodged in the Jackson County Detention Center.

Members of the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office assisted during the investigation.