Pelham man faces cocaine trafficking charge

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

A 22-year-old Pelham man is being held in the Shelby County Jail on a $100,000 bond after he was arrested on March 25 and charged with trafficking cocaine in Alabaster.



The Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force arrested Tyler Ethan Hipp, whose address is listed on Elizabeth Drive in Pelham, on March 25 and charged him with one felony count of trafficking cocaine.

According to Hipp’s arrest warrant, he allegedly “knowingly sell, manufacture, deliver or bring into this state or knowingly have in actual or constructive possession” 28.6 grams of cocaine when he was arrested at 1231 First St. N. in Alabaster.

According to Alabama law, a person commits a cocaine trafficking offense when they are found in possession of 28 grams or more of the substance.

Trafficking cocaine is a Class A felony. If convicted of the crime, Hipp would face a mandatory minimum sentence of three years in prison and a $50,000 fine.