Alabaster woman faces drug-dealing charges

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

ALABASTER – A 40-year-old Alabaster woman is being held in the Shelby County Jail on bonds totaling $30,000 after she allegedly distributed controlled substances in Alabaster and Pelham over the past several months.

Powell

Powell

The Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force arrested Ashley Kara Powell, who lists an address in the 1100 block of Eighth Avenue Southwest, on Nov. 29, and charged her with three felony counts of distribution of a controlled substance.

According to her arrest warrants, Powell allegedly distributed buprenorphine, a narcotic painkiller, in the 2900 block of Pelham Parkway on June 5, 2014. She also allegedly distributed Adderall, which is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, in the 500 block of Alabama 119 in Alabaster on the same day.

Powell also allegedly distributed buprenorphine and amphetamine, which also is used to treat ADHD, from her Alabaster residence on May 8, according to her arrest warrant.

Unlawful distribution of a controlled substance is a Class B felony. If convicted, Powell could face up to 20 years in prison per charge.