Man arrested in Calera accused of trafficking cocaine

Published 12:17 pm Wednesday, August 21, 2019

CALERA – A 38-year-old man was arrested in Calera on Aug. 14 on three different drug-related charges, including trafficking cocaine.


Sergio Alejandro Alvarez, who lists an address in Antioch, Tennessee, was arrested at the Chevron located on Shelby County 87. According to court records, he was found to be in possession of 47.65 grams of cocaine. He was also in possession of marijuana, a digital scale, a glass pipe and three syringes.

He is charged with trafficking cocaine, second-degree unlawful possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. As of Aug. 21, Alvarez remained in Shelby County Jail on $752,000 bond.

A preliminary hearing has been set for Sept. 5 with Judge Daniel A. Crowson Jr. Drug trafficking is a Class A felony that carries a sentence of 10 years to life in prison and fines up to $60,000. Possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia are both misdemeanor offenses.