Indictment: Chelsea man sold opiates near local business

CHELSEA – A Chelsea man was recently indicted on multiple drug-related charges by a Shelby County Grand Jury during its April session.

The indictments were issued against Jared Allan Davis, 34, who currently lists an address on Chelsea Station Drive, on four counts of trafficking opium and four counts of possession of a forged instrument.

Davis’ indictments and arrest warrants allege that he presented a forged prescription for 84 Norco 7.5 tablets and sold the tablets near the Chelsea Winn-Dixie on Jan. 1, 2017.

Davis also allegedly committed the same two crimes during different incidents on Oct. 10, 2016, Nov. 6, 2016 and Dec. 6, 2016.

Davis was originally arrested and received all eight charges from the Pelham Police Department on Jan. 31, 2017.

Trafficking opium is a Class A felony. If convicted of these charges, Davis could serve up to life in prison. Possession of a forged instrument is a Class D felony.

Davis’ case was recently bound over to a grand jury and assigned to Shelby County Circuit Court Judge William H. Bostick III. Davis is scheduled to appear at the Shelby County Courthouse for an arraignment at 8:30 a.m. on June 18.