Narcotics, firearms nabbed in Alabaster drug bust

Published 2:22 pm Thursday, May 3, 2018

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

ALABASTER – Four suspects are behind bars, and several firearms and a significant amount of ammunition were confiscated on May 2 after the Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force, with the assistance of the Shelby County Multijurisdictional Tactical Response Unit, executed a search warrant in the 100 block of Eighth Avenue Southwest in Alabaster.

Narcotics investigators with the Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force seized cocaine, heroin, marijuana, prescription pills and crystal methamphetamine during the bust.

Arrested at the residence were 36-year-old Adam Mullins of Alabaster, 29-year-old Ashlyn Marie Johnson of Pelham, 28-year-old Brandon Chambers of Fairfield and 34-year-old Clinton Self of Alabaster. All four suspects have been charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Because of the amount of methamphetamine allegedly found at the residence, Mullins has also been charged with trafficking methamphetamine.

As of May 3, the suspects remained in the Shelby County Jail with bonds ranging from $7,000 to $107,000.

Lt. Clay Hammac, Commander of the Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force said he credits the success of this case to the hard work and determination of narcotics investigators during this seven-month investigation utilizing undercover operations and confidential resources. Mullins was found to be in possession of multiple assault rifles, as well as assorted firearms and munitions during the course of illegal drug sales.

“Our goal is to put drug dealers in prison for a long time,” Hammac said. “Fortunately, our narcotics investigators have worked tirelessly to remove another threat from our community.”

Clockwise from top, Adam Mullins, Brandon Chambers, Ashlyn Johnson and Clinton Self were arrested on May 2 in a Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force bust. (Contributed)