Montevallo man charged with drug trafficking

Published 4:03 pm Tuesday, September 22, 2015

By GRAHAM BROOKS / Staff Writer

COLUMBIANA–A 43-year-old Montevallo man is being held in the Shelby County Jail on bonds totaling $255,000 after he allegedly trafficked synthetic marijuana and also received a charge of first-degree unlawful possession of marijuana.



The Montevallo Police Department arrested Carlos Rendale Coleman, who lists an address in the 300 block of Salem Road in Montevallo, on Sept. 18 and charged him with a felony drug trafficking charge and a felony possession of marijuana charge.

According to Coleman’s arrest warrant, he allegedly “knowingly sold, manufactured, delivered or brought into the state 56 grams or more of a synthetic cannabinoid on Sept. 17.”

Coleman’s arrest warrant also noted that Coleman has previously been convicted of a marijuana possession charge.

Drug trafficking is a Class A felony, and is punishable by up to life in prison upon conviction. Unlawful possession of marijuana is a Class C felony and is punishable by up to 10 years in prison if convicted.