Task Force: Woman attempted to bring meth into jail

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

COLUMBIANA – A 33-year-old Alabaster woman is facing multiple felony charges after members of the Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force said she allegedly attempted to bring methamphetamine into the Shelby County Jail.

Bright

Bright

The Task Force arrested Wanda Gail Bright, who lists an address on Alabama 119 in Alabaster, on Nov. 2 and charged her with one count of promoting prison contraband and one count of possession of a controlled substance.

Promoting prison contraband is a Class C felony, and carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison upon conviction, while possession of a controlled substance carries a maximum of five years in prison upon conviction.

Bright’s charges came after she allegedly was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and suboxone at her residence on Nov. 2.

When she was booked into the county jail the same day, she allegedly attempted to bring methamphetamine into the jail, according to her arrest warrants.

Bright has faced three drug and theft-related charges in the past, but they were all dismissed after prosecutors had “insufficient evidence to move forward” on the charges, according to court documents.

She was charged with first-degree receiving stolen property, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia in September 2013 before the charges were dismissed one month later.

As of Nov. 7, Bright was being held in the Shelby County Jail on bonds totaling $30,000. She is set to appear in court on Nov. 18 for a hearing to determine if she will be allowed to complete the Shelby County Drug Court program.