Narcotics investigation leads to cocaine trafficking arrest near U.S. 280

By MOLLY DAVIDSON / Staff Writer

NORTH SHELBY—A narcotics investigation led by the Irondale Police Department resulted in the seizure of thousands of dollars worth of cocaine and a felony drug trafficking arrest at a residence off of U.S. 280.

Sifuentes

Sifuentes

Narcotics detectives with the Irondale Police Department obtained a warrant and executed a search at 1607 Heatherbrooke Road on the morning of July 7, Irondale Police Detective Sgt. Michael Mangina said.

Detectives discovered 25 bags of cocaine, valued at $5,000, in the residence, Mangina said.

“We seized a little over 4 ounces of cocaine and $4,000 in cash,” Mangina said.

According to Mangina, Carlos Enrique Sifuentes, 31, was present at the Heatherbrooke Road residence at the time of the search. He was arrested on a felony drug trafficking charge following the search.

Sifuentes was booked into the Shelby County Jail on July 8 and is being held on a $100,000 bond.

Drug trafficking is a Class A felony. If convicted, Sifuentes could face up to life in prison.