Pair of Pelham men arrested on meth charges

Two Pelham men are being held in the Shelby County Jail on bonds totaling more than $4 million after law enforcement officials discovered a methamphetamine lab at their residence.

Tyler Lane Hinton, 34, and Clay Vincent Carlee, 39, were arrested March 15 after members of the Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force found the lab at the suspects’ residence in the 4500 block of Cahaba Valley Trace in North Shelby.

Task force members responded to the residence after they received a report of illegal activity at the house.

“During the course of the investigation, it was determined that an active methamphetamine lab was present inside the house,” read a Shelby County Sheriff’s Office press release. “This is the second meth lab that has been discovered at this address in five months.”

After discovering the lab, task force members were forced to call the Shelby County Response Team, which is composed of members of the Alabaster and Pelham fire departments, to ensure the residence was safe to enter.

Carlee was charged with one count of possession of drug paraphernalia, one count of possession of a controlled substance, one count of manufacture of a controlled substance and one count of trafficking drugs.

Hinton was charged with one count of possession of drug paraphernalia, one count of manufacture of a controlled substance and one count of trafficking drugs.

As of March 17, both were being held in the Shelby County Jail on more than $2 million in bonds each.