Pelham man charged with drug trafficking, possession of cocaine

By MOLLY DAVIDSON / Staff Writer

PELHAM—The Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force arrested a 34-year-old Pelham man on multiple drug-related charges, including drug trafficking, on Aug. 29.



Richard Lane Cline Jr., who lists an address on Calloway Lane in Pelham, was apprehended by the SCDETF at his home on Aug. 29 and charged with trafficking marijuana, three counts of distribution of a controlled substance, including marijuana and MDMA, one count of possession of cocaine and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to arrest warrants, Cline was allegedly in possession of 4,217 grams of cannabis at the time of his arrest, resulting in the drug trafficking charge. Cline was also allegedly in possession of cocaine.

According to court documents, Cline allegedly distributed both marijuana and MDMA from his home on June 6 and July 18, and allegedly distributed marijuana from his home on Aug. 29, the day of his arrest.

Cline is facing five felony drug charges and one misdemeanor drug charge, including a Class-A drug trafficking charge, which carries a sentence of up to life in prison if he is found guilty.

Cline was released from the Shelby County Jail on Sept. 2 on bonds totaling $136,000.