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Alabaster man gets 130 months for manufacturing meth

Published 3:29pm Tuesday, December 3, 2013

By NEAL WAGNER / City Editor

A 31-year-old Alabaster man will spend the next 10 years in prison after he pleaded guilty on Dec. 3 to one count of second-degree manufacture of a controlled substance.


Bruce Randall Spain was sentenced to a total of 130 months in the Alabama Penitentiary, and received jail credit for the 330 days he has already served in the Shelby County Jail.

The Alabaster Police Department arrested Spain on Jan. 9, 2013, and charged him with manufacturing a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, manufacture of drug paraphernalia and chemical endangerment of a child, according to court records.

Through a plea agreement, Spain’s other three charges were dropped. If Spain was convicted of the crimes by a jury, he could have faced up to 20 years in prison and a $30,000 fine.

According to Spain’s indictment, he was found in possession of methamphetamine precursors at his home in the 2200 block of Smokey Road in Alabaster.

After Spain’s arrest, the case was handled by the Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force.

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