Alabaster man charged with distributing pot

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

ALABASTER – A 22-year-old Alabaster man is facing a trio of felony charges after he allegedly distributed marijuana and used a false identity in an attempt to skirt an outstanding warrant.

Cox

Cox

The Alabaster Police Department arrested Kylin Martel Cox, who lists an address in Alabaster’s Cay Clark Apartments, on March 5 and charged him with two counts of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance and one count of obstruction of justice.

The charges came after Cox allegedly distributed marijuana at his apartment complex on Dec. 11, 2014, and from an apartment on King James Drive on Dec. 22, 2014.

On March 3, Cox allegedly used identification documents for another individual to avoid arrest on an outstanding probation violation warrant, garnering his obstruction of justice charge.

Unlawful distribution of a controlled substance is a Class B felony, and is punishable by up to 20 years in prison upon conviction. Obstruction of justice is a Class C felony, and is punishable by up to 10 years in prison upon conviction.

As of March 9, Cox was being held in the Shelby County Jail on bonds totaling $26,000.