Alabaster man indicted on crack dealing charges

ALABASTER – An Alabaster man was recently indicted on two counts of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance by a Shelby County Grand Jury during its May session.

Adam Lavelle Dowdell, 45, who lists an address on Second Avenue Northeast, was originally arrested by the Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force and received the two charges on Feb. 2.

Dowdell

According to indictments, Dowdell allegedly distributed crack cocaine from his residence, which is within a three-mile radius of a school or a public housing project, during two incidents on Jan. 31, 2017 and Feb. 9, 2017.

Unlawful distribution of a controlled substance is a Class B felony. If convicted, Dowdell could face up to 20 years in prison.

On the day of his arrest, Dowdell was released from the Shelby County Jail on bonds totaling $20,000.

After his indictment, Dowdell’s case was assigned to Shelby County Circuit Court Judge William H. Bostick III. Dowdell is scheduled to appear in court for an arraignment at 8:30 a.m. on July 16.