Pair charged with selling crack in Alabaster

Published 12:14 pm Monday, November 26, 2018

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

COLUMBIANA – A pair of Birmingham men have been released from the Shelby County Jail on bonds after they were arrested and charged with allegedly selling crack cocaine in Alabaster in late November.

The Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force arrested 43-year-old Reginal Lamar Brown, who lists an address on 84th Place South in Birmingham, and 40-year-old Jerry Lee Jackson, who lists an address on Woodrow Drive in Birmingham, and charged them both with one count of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance. Brown also was charged with one count of resisting arrest.

According to their arrest warrants, the men allegedly sold crack cocaine in the 1500 block of First Street North in Alabaster on Nov. 20.

Unlawful distribution of a controlled substance is a Class B felony, and is punishable by up to 20 years in prison upon conviction.

Both suspects were released from the Shelby County Jail after posting bonds the day after they were arrested. They are set to appear in Shelby County District Court for a preliminary hearing in front of Judge Daniel Crowson on Dec. 13.