Calera man faces trio of felony drug charges

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

CALERA – A 21-year-old Calera man is facing three felony drug distribution charges after he allegedly sold marijuana on three separate occasions in Alabaster.

Phelps

Phelps

The Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force arrested Hunter Matthew Phelps, who lists an address on Shelby County 42 in Calera, on April 21 and charged him with three counts of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance.

Unlawful distribution of a controlled substance is a Class B felony, and is punishable by up to 20 years in prison per count upon conviction, according to Alabama law.

According to his arrest warrants, Phelps allegedly distributed marijuana in the 7300 block of Alabama 119 in Alabaster on Aug. 14, 2014, allegedly distributed marijuana in the 9200 block of Alabama 119 in Alabaster on Aug. 25, 2014, and allegedly distributed “marijuana wax” in the 8000 block of Alabama 119 on Sept. 3, 2014.

Phelps was released from the Shelby County Jail on bonds totaling $45,000 the same day he was arrested.

He is scheduled to appear in Shelby County Circuit Court on May 20 for a preliminary hearing.