Alabaster duo indicted on meth trafficking charges


By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

COLUMBIANA – Two Alabaster men are facing up to life in prison after they were indicted on methamphetamine trafficking charges in October.

A Shelby County grand jury returned one-count indictments against 24-year-old Alabaster resident Oscar Carranza and 53-year-old Alabaster resident Eloy Carranza-Alvarez during their October session, upholding the felony meth trafficking charges against the two suspects.

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s State Bureau of Investigation arrested the two suspects on June 15 and charged them with the crimes.

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 charging documents.

The two suspects are now set to appear in Shelby County Circuit Court for an arraignment before Judge William Bostick on Dec. 4 at 8:30 a.m.

Carranza and Carranza-Alvarez have been held in the Shelby County Jail on bonds totaling $100,000 since they were arrested.