Pelham man charged with trafficking cocaine

Published 12:36 pm Tuesday, April 30, 2019

PELHAM – A narcotics investigation by the Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force, with assistance from the Pelham Police Department, resulted in a Pelham man being charged with a trafficking cocaine among other things.


On April 23, Edgar Macedonio-Bernal, 26, who lists an address on Pelham Parkway, was found to be in possession of 69 grams of cocaine, nine oxycodone hydrochloride pills and drug paraphernalia, according to court documents.

He is charged with trafficking cocaine, unlawful possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

On April 30, he remained in the Shelby County Jail on $111,000 bond.

Trafficking cocaine is Class A felony that carries a sentence of 10 years to life in prison and fines up to $60,000 upon conviction. Unlawful possession of a controlled substance is a Class D felony that carries a prison sentence of one to five years in prison and fines up to $7,500. Unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia is a Class A misdemeanor, which carries a jail sentence of up to one year and fines up to $6,000.