Alabaster man charged with dealing cocaine, imitation drugs

ALABASTER – An Alabaster man was recently arrested and charged with two counts of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance and one count of imitation drug manufacturing and/or distribution on Tuesday, Aug. 1.

Christopher Ross, 39, who lists an address on Mount Olive Road, was arrested by the Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force after several drug-related incidents in January, March and May 2015.

Ross

According to arrest warrants, Ross allegedly distributed cocaine while at or near a residence in January and May 2015. In March 2015, Ross also allegedly distributed the medication Buspirone from his residence and falsely presented it to be Xanax.

According to SCDETF Cmdr. Clay Hammac, Ross was discovered by an undercover officer and had been on the run for over a year before he was arrested.

“He’s been quite elusive,” Hammac said.

Unlawful distribution of a controlled substance is a class B felony, which can be penalized by a maximum of 20 years in prison and $60,000 in fines. After his Aug. 1 arrest, a motion to set aside a suspended sentence was filed against him for previous drug-related charges.

Ross is currently being held at the Shelby County Jail on bonds totaling $26,071.