Man charged with drug distribution near Cahaba Valley Road

Published 1:37 pm Tuesday, November 24, 2015

By MOLLY DAVIDSON / Staff Writer

NORTH SHELBY—A 23-year-old Shelby County man is facing felony drug distribution charges after allegedly selling narcotics at two locations near Cahaba Valley Road.



Jared Vincent Allen, who lists an address in the 5100 block of Weatherford Circle, was arrested on Oct. 30 on four drug charges for selling suboxone and klonopin.

Suboxone is a drug often used to treat narcotic addiction and klonopin is a benzodiazepine often used to treat seizure or panic disorders.

According to court documents, Allen allegedly sold suboxone out of his residence on Weatherford Circe on May 22 and July 8. He also allegedly sold klonopin from his residence on July 9.

Allen also allegedly sold suboxone on Cahaba Valley Trace, near the Oak Mountain Presbyterian Church on Cahaba Valley Road, on May 26.

Allen’s arrest came after an investigation and undercover operation led by the Vestavia Hills Police Department, Vestavia Hills Police Lt. Brian Gilham said. Vestavia Hill police obtained warrants for Allen’s arrest on Oct. 26.

Allen was arrested and placed in the Shelby County Jail on Oct. 30 and released the same day after posting the $40,000 bond.

A preliminary hearing for the case is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Dec. 16 in front of Shelby County Circuit Judge Dan Reeves.

Distribution of a controlled substance is a Class C felony, punishable by up to 10 years in prison for each count.