Alabaster man faces drug charges after fleeing police
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor
McCALLA – A 31-year-old Alabaster man is being held in the Tuscaloosa County Jail on bonds totaling more than $1 million after he allegedly attempted to sell methamphetamine before fleeing trying to run from officers.
West Alabama Narcotics Task Force agents arrested Christopher Adam Blake at about 4:30 p.m. on May 21 in the 21000 block of Tuscaloosa County 11 in McCalla. Blake is facing two counts of trafficking in illegal drugs, one count of possession of a controlled substance, one count of attempting to elude police, one count of resisting arrest and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to the Tuscaloosa Police Department, Blake allegedly was in McCalla attempting to sell methamphetamine when Narcotics Task Force agents surrounded the suspect.
After Blake attempted to flee on his motorcycle, agents caught the suspect on foot and took him into custody after a struggle, according to the Tuscaloosa Police Department.
Agents allegedly recovered 40 grams of methamphetamine, seven grams of methadone, steroids, alprazolam powder, approximately eight ounces of GHB and drug paraphernalia.
As of May 22, Blake was being held in the Tuscaloosa County Jail on bonds totaling $1.02 million.