Man pleads guilty to dealing drugs in Alabaster, Pelham

Published 3:09 pm Thursday, December 3, 2015

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

COLUMBIANA – A 28-year-old Calera man will spend the next year in prison after he pleaded guilty on Dec. 2 to distributing marijuana on two separate occasions in Alabaster and Pelham.



Terry Lorenzo Green, who lists an address on 21st Avenue in Calera, pleaded guilty to one felony count of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance during a Dec. 2 hearing in front of Shelby County Circuit Court Judge Dan Reeves.

As a result of Green’s guilty plea, Reeves originally sentenced him to 97 months in prison, but split the sentence between one year in the Alabama Penitentiary followed by three years of supervised probation.

Green originally was charged with two felony counts of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance, but one of his charges was dropped as the result of a plea deal.

Green must surrender his driver’s license for suspension, must complete a substance abuse treatment program and must take and pass random drug and alcohol screenings once he is released from prison, according to court documents.

The Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force arrested Green on June 10 and charged him with the two unlawful distribution of a controlled substance crimes.

According to his arrest warrants, Green distributed marijuana in the 600 block of Cahaba Valley Road in Pelham on Feb. 12 and again on U.S. 31 South in Alabaster on March 27.

He also has a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia pending in Jefferson County.