Two women who were allegedly selling drugs from a home where children also reside were arrested late last week, according to the Sequatchie County Sheriff's Office.
Over the last few weeks, detectives with the Sequatchie County Sheriff's Office received information about drug activity in the area of Snyder Loop, according to a news release. During the investigation, detectives confirmed the sale of heroin from a home located in the 2800 block of Snyder Loop in the Lewis Chapel area.
On Friday, the sheriff's department, in conjunction with the Dunlap Police Department and Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, conducted a search warrant.
Upon entering the residence, officers detained two women, the release states.
The search yielded heroin, marijuana and drug paraphernalia, as well as several hundred dollars.
Two women — 30-year-old Tabitha Boyle and 51-year-old Teresa Harbey — were arrested.
Two small children who were in the home at the time were taken by the Department of Children Services. Police said Boyle is the mother of the children, the release states.
Sequatchie County Sheriff Coy M. Swanger said his officers have "worked very diligently with other departments during this investigation," adding that he "makes it a number one priority to take drugs off the streets and out of homes where children reside making Sequatchie County a safer place for everyone."
The investigation is ongoing, the release states.