Man gets prison time for dealing crack in Alabaster

Published 12:16 pm Monday, July 24, 2017


By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

COLUMBIANA – A 28-year-old Alabaster man received a more than yearlong prison sentence after he pleaded guilty earlier this year to distributing crack cocaine in the city in 2013.


Adam Christopher Carter, who lists an address on Cambridge Drive in Alabaster, pleaded guilty to one felony count of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance in late February, according to Shelby County Circuit Court records. Through a plea agreement with prosecutors, one count of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance was dropped against Carter.

Shelby County Circuit Judge Lara Alvis originally sentenced Carter to 120 months in prison, but split the sentence to 16 months in prison followed by two years of supervised probation. He was transported from the Shelby County Jail to the Alabama Department of Corrections in mid-July, according to jail records.

The Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force arrested Adam Christopher Carter, whose address is listed in the Woodbrook Place apartment complex of Alabama 119 in Alabaster, on April 6, 2014, and charged him with two felony counts of distribution of a controlled substance.

According to his indictments, Carter distributed crack cocaine in the 600 block of Colonial Promenade Parkway on Sept. 19, 2013, and in the 9700 block of Alabama 119 in Alabaster on Sept. 20, 2013.

Because unlawful distribution of a controlled substance is a Class B felony, Carter could have faced up to 20 years in prison for the charges.