Pair charged with trafficking meth in Alabaster

Published 9:54 am Monday, June 19, 2017


By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

COLUMBIANA – A pair of Alabaster residents are facing up to life in prison after they were charged with allegedly trafficking methamphetamine in the city in mid-June.

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s State Bureau of Investigation arrested 24-year-old Alabaster resident Oscar Carranza and 53-year-old Alabaster resident Eloy Carranza-Alvarez on June 15 and charged them with one count of trafficking methamphetamine apiece.

Trafficking methamphetamine is a Class A felony, and carries a maximum punishment of life in prison upon conviction.

Their charges are tied to a June 15 incident in the 300 block of South Colonial Promenade Drive in Alabaster, during which the two suspects allegedly were in possession of 354 grams of methamphetamine, according to their warrants.

As of June 19, the two suspects were being held in the Shelby County Jail on bonds of $100,000 apiece, and did not yet have future court dates listed in Shelby County District Court.