Task Force: Suspect sold crack while on bond for previous charges

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

COLUMBIANA – A 30-year-old Alabaster man is being held in the Shelby County Jail without bond after he allegedly sold crack cocaine at his residence on multiple occasions while he was out on bond on several previous drug charges.

Sampson

Sampson

The Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force arrested Alfred O’Neal Sampson, who lists an address on Seventh Avenue Southeast in Alabaster, on Aug. 1 and charged him with three felony counts of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance.

Unlawful distribution of a controlled substance is a Class B felony, and is punishable by up to 20 years in prison upon conviction, according to Alabama law.

According to Sampson’s arrest warrants, he allegedly distributed crack cocaine from his house on Feb. 2, Feb. 13 and again on May 9.

When he was arrested on Aug. 1, Sampson was out of the Shelby County Jail on bonds totaling $40,000 for four previous drug-distribution charges brought against him in early 2015.

In the 2015 charges, Sampson allegedly distributed cocaine from his residence on Nov. 19, 2014, Dec. 4, 2014, and Dec. 11, 2014. He also allegedly distributed cocaine on First Street South in Alabaster on Dec. 11, 2014.

Because he was out on bond for the 2015 charges when he was arrested on Aug. 1, Circuit Court Judge Lara Alvis granted a Shelby County District Attorney’s Office request to revoke the suspect’s bonds.

Because his bonds were revoked, Sampson currently is being held in the Shelby County Jail without bond. As of Aug. 4, Sampson did not yet have a future court date listed.