Alabaster man charged with marijuana distribution

Published 9:11 am Tuesday, April 5, 2016

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

ALABASTER – A 30-year-old Alabaster man has been released from the Shelby County Jail on bonds totaling $20,000 after he allegedly distributed marijuana in the city on two occasions in 2015.



The Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force arrested Terry Daniel Loper Jr., who lists an address on Tahiti Lane in Alabaster, on March 17 and charged him with two felony counts of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance.

The charges came after Task Force members said Loper allegedly distributed marijuana in two locations in the city.

According to his arrest warrants, the first charge came as a result of an Aug. 4, 2015, incident during which Loper allegedly distributed marijuana from his residence. The second charge came after he allegedly distributed marijuana from a location on Michael Circle in Alabaster on Aug. 20.

Unlawful distribution of a controlled substance is a Class B felony, according to Alabama law, and carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison upon conviction.

Loper is scheduled to appear in Shelby County District Court on April 14 for a preliminary hearing, according to court records.