Indian Springs man charged with trafficking heroin, other drug crimes

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

COLUMBIANA – A 33-year-old Indian Springs man is being held in the Shelby County Jail on bonds totaling $278,000 after he was arrested and charged with allegedly trafficking heroin and distributing other controlled substances.

Pacifico

The Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force arrested Paul Vincent Pacifico, who lists an address on Cahaba Farms Drive, on June 12 and charged him with felony counts of trafficking heroin, unlawful distribution of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, first-degree possession of marijuana and misdemeanor counts of second-degree possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to arrest warrants made public in Shelby County District Court on June 14, Pacifico allegedly was found to be in possession of 30 grams of heroin at his residence on June 4. The volume of heroin allegedly discovered led to the trafficking charge.

On the same day, Pacifico also allegedly was distributing fentanyl, cocaine and methamphetamine from his residence, and allegedly was found in possession of cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamine, fentanyl, pills, a crack pipe, a digital scale, marijuana grinders and assorted glass pipes.

Trafficking heroin is a Class A felony, and is punishable by up to life in prison upon conviction.

As of June 14, Pacifico was still being held in the Shelby County Jail, and did not yet have a court date listed in Shelby County District Court.