Alabaster man faces felony drug charges
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor
ALABASTER – A 30-year-old Alabaster man is facing up to 20 years in prison after he allegedly distributed marijuana in the city last summer.
The Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force arrested Antoinne Marese Bivins, who lists an address on Fourth Place Southeast in Alabaster, on Sept. 10 and charged him with two felony counts of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance.
Each count of 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 his arrest warrants, Bivins allegedly distributed marijuana from his residence on Aug. 14, 2015, and again on Aug. 20, 2015.
Bivins was released from the Shelby County Jail the same day he was arrested after he posted bonds totaling $20,000.
He is now set to appear in Shelby County District Court on Oct. 12 for a preliminary hearing at 8:30 a.m.
According to Shelby County court records, Bivins has multiple previous convictions on drug distribution charges.
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