Man gets prison time for distributing crack in Alabaster

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

COLUMBIANA – A 41-year-old Alabaster man will spend the next three years in prison after he pleaded guilty to distributing crack cocaine in Alabaster on multiple occasions.

Nabors

Ronny O’Neal Nabors, who lists an address on Old County Road 263 in Alabaster, pleaded guilty to two counts of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance in February, and was originally sentenced to 20 years in prison by Circuit Court Judge Daniel Crowson. The sentenced was split between three years in prison followed by two years of supervised probation.

Nabors also must complete a substance abuse education and treatment program and surrender his driver’s license for suspension. Through a plea agreement, two other unlawful distribution of a controlled substance charges were dropped against Nabors.

If Nabors commits any new offenses while out on probation, his entire original 20-year sentence could be reinstated.

The Vestavia Hills Police Department arrested Nabors on March 19, 2016, and charged him with two felony counts of distribution of a controlled substance and one count of violating his probation.

According to his arrest warrants, Nabors allegedly distributed crack cocaine on First Street South in Alabaster on Oct. 19, 2015, and again at 11th Avenue Southeast in Alabaster on Oct. 22, 2015.

Nabors has a lengthy criminal record in Shelby County Circuit Court. He pleaded guilty to two drug-distribution charges in 2006, and has faced multiple other drug-distribution charges over the past several years.

When he was arrested on March 19, 2016, Nabors had three days left on his probation for the 2006 guilty plea on the drug-distribution charge.