Three women were arrested in connection with the death of a Brevard County woman after authorities believe they killed her to prevent her from snitching about the group's alleged drug dealing.
Alexandria Schmidt, 32, Jessica Brewer, 31, and Dhanvantarivisn Cramer, 33, face charges including premeditated murder, false imprisonment and tampering with evidence. They are currently being held in the Brevard County Jail without bond.
Brevard County Sheriff’s Office authorities believe the three women were involved in the death of 39-year-old Danielle Jacobs sometime after she was reported missing on Aug. 30. All four, they said, were involved in the manufacture, distribution and use of methamphetamine.
Witnesses said the three attacked Jacobs because they thought she was informing law enforcement of their illegal activities, according to deputies.
Jacobs’ cause of death has not been determined.
"It's very sad that life has such little meaning to those involved with drugs like meth. It is all the more reason we need to be vigilant in ridding our community of those that make and sell it," said Sheriff Jack Parker.