Shelby woman charged with distributing meth, drug possession, harassment

Published 12:28 pm Monday, September 25, 2017

COLUMBIANA – A Shelby woman was recently arrested and charged with one count of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance, one count of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, one count of possession of marijuana in the first degree, one count of domestic violence in the third degree, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and one count of possession of brass knuckles.

Laci Leigh Hanner, 32, who lists an address on Shelby County 37, was arrested by the Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force on Thursday, Sept. 21.


Court documents allege that Hanner unlawfully distributed methamphetamine at a location on Shelby County 47 on the day she was arrested. Hanner was also allegedly found in possession of methamphetamine, suboxone, marijuana and a pipe to smoke a controlled substance, according to arrest warrants. Hanner was also allegedly found in possession of brass knuckles.

Hanner’s domestic violence charges stem from an incident on Sept. 16, where Hanner allegedly “aggressively followed the victim around a ball park area after being told to leave the victim alone” and later appeared at the victim’s home uninvited and refused to leave until authorities arrived at the scene.

Unlawful distribution of a controlled substance is a class B felony. Hanner could face up to 20 years of prison time and owe up to $30,000 in fines upon conviction.

Hanner is currently being held at the Shelby County Jail on bonds totaling $24,000. Hanner’s cse was assigned to Shelby County District Judge Daniel A. Crowson. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Oct. 12.