Trafficking suspect rearrested while awaiting sentencing

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

COLUMBIANA – A 34-year-old Montevallo man is back in jail after he was busted for allegedly possessing methamphetamine in Alabaster a few months after he pleaded guilty to trafficking methamphetamine in Alabaster.

Hendrix

Hendrix

Brandon Lee Hendrix, who lists an address on Shelby County 881 in Montevallo, was booked into the Shelby County Jail on June 1 after the Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force arrested him on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.

He currently is being held in the Shelby County Jail without bond.

According to his arrest warrants, Hendrix allegedly was found in possession of methamphetamine and plastic baggies for “storing a controlled substance” near the intersection of Alabama 119 and 13th Avenue Southwest in Alabaster on June 1.

When he was arrested on June 1, Hendrix was out of jail awaiting sentencing on a methamphetamine trafficking charge he pleaded guilty to on March 24.

In March, District Court Judge Daniel Crowson accepted Hendrix’ guilty plea, and set Hendrix’ sentencing for Dec. 15 at 8:30 a.m. Hendrix was released from custody pending his sentencing date.

In the meth trafficking case, the Task Force arrested Hendrix on Nov. 21, 2015, and charged him with the crime. The arrest came as the result of a Task Force investigation involving Shelby County Sheriff’s Office and Alabaster Police Department patrol officers and investigators, according to Task Force Commander Lt. Clay Hammac.

Hammac said the trafficking charge came when law enforcement officers intercepted Hendrix on Alabama 119 in Alabaster after learning he would be traveling through Shelby County to deliver methamphetamine for distribution.

After initiating a traffic stop on Hendrix’ vehicle, Hammac said officers found 63 grams of methamphetamine inside.