Investigation nets 33 drug arrests in Alabaster

Published 4:59 pm Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A three-month investigation of street-level drug dealers in Alabaster has resulted in 33 arrests.

The arrests began Friday and ended Monday, according to a news release from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office. The Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force conducted the investigation along with the Alabaster Police Department, Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Marshals Service.

The investigation netted 83 arrest warrants. The Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force obtained 55 of those warrants for unlawful distribution of a controlled substance.

Deputy Chief Curtis Rigney of the Alabaster Police Department hopes the investigation will discourage others from engaging in illegal activity.

“We are committed to investigating and apprehending those people who choose to pollute our communities with drugs,” Rigney said. “These arrests are the culmination of a multi-agency effort to rid our communities of those people who choose to possess or distribute illegal narcotics.”