Woman charged with selling more than $9,000 worth of meth

COLUMBIANA – A woman who formerly listed an address in Columbiana is currently behind bars on bonds totaling more than $1 million after she was arrested on multiple drug charges on Thursday, Nov. 30.

Niki Cole Partridge, 22, who lists an address on Chilton County 442 in Verbena, was arrested by the Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force and charged with one count of trafficking methamphetamine, two counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Partridge

According to court documents, Partridge received the charge of trafficking methamphetamine after she allegedly sold 73 grams of methamphetamine, which is valued at $9,125, while at a residence on Shelby County 446 in Columbiana on May 3.

Authorities from the SCDETF said a search on May 3 revealed that Partridge was living there with her boyfriend, 27-year-old Cody Dewayne Talton, who was arrested and received multiple drug-related charges shortly after the incident.

During the same incident, Partridge was also allegedly in possession of heroin and a digital scale to weigh a controlled substance.

On Nov. 30, Partridge was arrested at America’s Best Value Inn and Suites on Alabama 25 in Calera. Upon her arrest, Partridge allegedly was discovered in possession of more methamphetamine.

Trafficking methamphetamine is a Class A felony. If convicted, Partridge could face up to life in prison. Possession of a controlled substance is a Class D felony, which can result in a prison sentence of up to five years. Possession of drug paraphernalia is a Class A misdemeanor.

As of Monday, Dec. 4, Partridge was being held at the Shelby County Jail. Her case was assigned to Shelby County District Court Judge Daniel A. Crowson Jr., and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 10, 2018.