Two arrested, accused of being in possession of drugs

ALABASTER – Narcotics investigators with the Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force recently arrested two people at or near Walmart Supercenter in Alabaster and charged them with drug possession and distribution offenses.

Moseley

McSwain

On Monday, Aug. 12, 40-year-old Amanda Farmer Moseley, of Alabaster, was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and Suboxone, according to police reports. Arrested with her was 35-year-old Michael McSwain, of Birmingham. According to police, McSwain was in possession of methamphetamine.

Moseley is charged with the distribution/selling of a controlled substance (crystal meth), as well as unlawful possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine and Suboxone). McSwain is also charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine).

Moseley was released from Shelby County Jail on Aug. 16 on a $15,000 bond. As of Aug. 21, McSwain remained in Shelby County Jail on $5,000 bond.

Unlawful distribution of a controlled substance is a Class B felony and unlawful possession of a controlled substance is a Class D felony. Moseley could face two to 20 years in prison and fines up to $30,000 if found guilty on the drug distribution charge, meanwhile the drug possession charge carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison and fines up to $7,500. McSwain also faces up to five years of incarceration and fines up to $7,500 upon conviction.

Moseley’s preliminary hearing has been set for Sept. 4 with Judge Daniel A. Crowson Jr. McSwain in set to appear in drug court with Judge Michael Joiner on Aug. 23.