Calera couple facing several meth-related felonies

Published 10:52 am Tuesday, May 24, 2016

By JESSA PEASE / Staff Writer

CALERA— A Calera couple is facing felony charges of methamphetamine trafficking and possession of a controlled substance after being arrested by the Calera Police Department May 24, only two days after both posted bail for two counts each of distributing meth.



According to court documents, 30-year-old Brandon Evans and 27-year-old Cynthia Higdon, who both list an address in the 1300 block of 11th Avenue in Calera, were allegedly found in possession of approximately 33.9 grams of meth, as well as hydrocodone, at their home.



Evans and Higdon were previously arrested and charged with two counts each of unlawful distribution of meth on May 20, and were both released from the Shelby County Jail May 22 after they both posted $20,000 bonds.

Those charges stemmed from incidents where the couple allegedly distributed meth from the 8400 block of U.S. 31 in Calera on May 17 and 18.

Evans and Higdon are currently being held at the Shelby County Jail. Evans’

bonds total $105,000, and Higdon’s total $255,000.

Trafficking methamphetamine is a Class A felony, carrying a maximum sentence of life in prison, and possession/receiving a controlled substance is a Class D felony, which carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison.

The couple’s previous charges—two counts of distributing meth— are both Class B felonies, which hold a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.