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National Prescription Take-Back Initiative Results
2013-04-29

On April 27, 2013, the Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force (SCDETF), the Pelham Police Department and the Shelby County Drug Free Coalition participated in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Take Back Initiative. The purpose of this program is to give citizens the opportunity to turn in unused, expired, or unwanted over-the-counter or prescription medications to law enforcement. The event was held at the Target in the Alabaster Promenade, the Greystone YMCA, the Pelham Police Department, the Winn-Dixie on Valleydale Road and the University of Montevallo Police Department. SCDETF investigators, as well as volunteers from the Drug Free Coalition and the McWhorter School of Pharmacy, collected 429.5 pounds of unused medication from Shelby County residents within four hours.

SCDETF Commander Lt. Kevin Turner states, “Once again, the residents of Shelby County made the Drug Take Back event the most successful one to date. This would not have been possible without the help of our supporters and volunteers who worked to promote the event, and the community’s participation.”

 

The SCDETF consists of law enforcement officers from the Alabaster Police Department, Helena Police Department, Pelham Police Department, Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, and the Shelby County District Attorney’s Office. The SCDETF is funded by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs and the Shelby County Commission.

 

The SCEDTF encourages citizens to report illegal activity by phone, (205) 670-0436, or by visiting its website, http://dtf.shelbyal.com. Citizens may click on “Tips” and submit their complaint. All information is anonymous.

 

Please direct any questions regarding this press release to Lieutenant Kevin Turner of the Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force, at (205) 670-0436 or email at kturner@shelbyso.com.

National Prescription Take-Back Day Tomorrow
2013-04-26

The Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force (SCDETF), the Pelham Police Department, the Shelby County Drug Free Coalition, and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration are sponsoring National Prescription Take Back Day to allow citizens the opportunity to properly dispose of unused, expired, or unwanted prescription or over-the counter medications. The drop-off is free and anonymous - no questions asked.

Bring your medications for disposal on Saturday, April 27th, between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm, to one of these five locations:

· Alabaster Target at 250 South Colonial Drive, Alabaster

· Greystone YMCA at 5414 Highway 280, Birmingham

· Pelham Police Department at 32 Philip Davis Street, Pelham

· University of Montevallo Police Department at the Department of Public Safety, Station 6155, Montevallo

· Winn-Dixie at 2653 Valleydale Rd, Birmingham.

Medication take-back events address a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that stay in home cabinets are easily stolen and abused. Prescription drug abuse in the U.S. is alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.


According to the DEA website, in 2012, citizens turned in a record-breaking 1,040,556 pounds (520 tons) of unwanted or expired medications for safe and proper disposal at the 5,659 take-back sites that were available in all 50 states and U.S. territories. When the results of the five Take-Back Days to date are combined, the DEA and its state, local, and tribal law-enforcement and community partners have removed over 2 million pounds (1,018 tons) of medication from circulation.”


In 2012, Shelby County residents turned in approximately 482 pounds of unwanted medications.


The SCDETF consists of law enforcement officers from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, the Alabaster Police Department, the Helena Police Department, the Pelham Police Department, and the Shelby County District Attorney’s Office. The SCDETF is funded by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs and the Shelby County Commission.


The SCEDTF encourages citizens to report illegal activity by phone (205-670-0436) or by visiting its website,
http://dtf.shelbyal.com. Citizens may click on “Tips” and submit their complaints. All information is anonymous.

Please direct any questions regarding this press release to Lieutenant Kevin Turner of the Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force, at (205) 670-0436 or email at kturner@shelbyso.com.

National Prescription Take-Back Day
2013-03-29

The Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force (SCDETF), the Pelham Police Department, the Shelby County Drug Free Coalition, and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration are sponsoring National Prescription Take Back Day to allow citizens the opportunity to properly dispose of unused, expired, or unwanted prescription or over-the counter medications. The drop-off is free and anonymous - no questions asked.

 

Bring your medications for disposal on Saturday, April 27th, between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm, to one of these five locations:

 

·       Alabaster Target at 250 South Colonial Drive, Alabaster

·       Greystone YMCA at 5414 Highway 280, Birmingham

·       Pelham Police Department at 32 Philip Davis Street, Pelham

·       University of Montevallo Police Department at the Department of Public Safety, Station 6155, Montevallo 

·       Winn-Dixie at 2653 Valleydale Rd, Birmingham.

 

Medication take-back events address a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that stay in home cabinets are easily stolen and abused. Prescription drug abuse in the U.S. is alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.

 

According to the DEA website, in 2012, citizens turned in a record-breaking 1,040,556 pounds (520 tons) of unwanted or expired medications for safe and proper disposal at the 5,659 take-back sites that were available in all 50 states and U.S. territories. When the results of the five Take-Back Days to date are combined, the DEA and its state, local, and tribal law-enforcement and community partners have removed over 2 million pounds (1,018 tons) of medication from circulation.”

 

In 2012, Shelby County residents turned in approximately 482 pounds of unwanted medications.

 

The SCDETF consists of law enforcement officers from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, the Alabaster Police Department, the Helena Police Department, the Pelham Police Department, and the Shelby County District Attorney’s Office. The SCDETF is funded by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs and the Shelby County Commission.

 

The SCEDTF encourages citizens to report illegal activity by phone (205-670-0436) or by visiting its website, http://dtf.shelbyal.com. Citizens may click on “Tips” and submit their complaints. All information is anonymous.

 

Please direct any questions regarding this press release to Lieutenant Kevin Turner of the Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force, at (205) 670-0436 or email at kturner@shelbyso.com.

Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force Make Arrests in Meth Lab Accident that Injured a Child
2013-03-15

On March 14, 2013, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Columbiana area with rescue personnel to a report of a one-year old child who received chemical burns to the body. Upon their arrival, first responders determined that the child was in critical condition, and the child was transported to the hospital by Lifesaver Helicopter. The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office contacted the Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force after they learned the child had been burned from suspected drain cleaner from being exposed to a possible methamphetamine laboratory.

During the investigation, investigators with the Drug Task Force and investigators with the Sheriff’s Criminal Investigative Division were able to identify two suspects who were responsible for the manufacturing of methamphetamine. Investigators were able to gather evidence at several locations that indicated methamphetamine was being manufactured and used in the residence where the incident occurred.        

Subsequent to the investigation, the following two individuals have been charged and arrested:

Roger Wayne English, 56 years of age from Wilsonville, was charged with Assault 1st, Chemical Endangerment of a Child, Unlawful Possession of Manufacturing Paraphernalia, Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, and Unlawful Manufacturing of Controlled Substance 1st. His total bond is $225,000.  

Brandy Michele Shawver, 29 years of age from Shelby, was charged with Assault 1st, Chemical Endangerment of a Child, Unlawful Possession of Manufacturing Paraphernalia, Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, and Unlawful Manufacturing of Controlled Substance 1st. Her total bond is $235,000. 

The Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force has been working collaboratively with Shelby County DHR to ensure the child and any other children in the residence remain safe and out of this type of environment.  The child is expected to recover from the injuries.    

The SCDETF consists of law enforcement officers from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, the Alabaster Police Department, the Helena Police Department, the Pelham Police Department, and the Shelby County District Attorney’s Office. The SCDETF is funded by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs and the Shelby County Commission.

The SCEDTF encourages citizens to report illegal activity by phone (205) 670-0436 or by visiting http://dtf.shelbyal.com.  Citizens may click on “Tips” and submit their complaint.  All information is anonymous.

For more information on the suspects, including their picture, go to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office’s website, www.shelbyso.com, and click on the inmate locator link.  Please direct any questions regarding this press release to Lieutenant Kevin Turner of the Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force at (205) 670-0436.

Alabama Highway 119 Reopened
2013-03-15

On Friday March 15, 2013 at approximately 11:42 a.m. a motor vehicle crash with injuries occurred on Alabama Highway 119 (Cahaba Valley Rd) near the intersection of Meadowood Drive that resulted in the closure of Alabama Highway 119 in this area.  At this time, deputies have reopened the highway to traffic in both directions.

Law enforcement officers conducting the crash investigation may still be present in the area.  Motorists are urged to continue to exercise caution as they travel on this highway. 

Any questions relating to the investigation of this crash shall be directed to the Alabama Department of Public Safety.

Alabama Highway 119 Closed for Motor Vehicle Crash
2013-03-15

On Friday March 15, 2013 Shelby County 911 received a report of a motor vehicle crash with injuries on Alabama Highway 119 (Cahaba Valley Rd) near the intersection of Meadowood Drive.  This intersection is approximately 1 mile south of U.S. Highway 280.  Sheriff’s deputies responded along with Hoover Police, Alabama State Troopers and Cahaba Valley Fire and Rescue. 

Currently the motor vehicle crash is in the process of being investigated by the Alabama State Troopers with assistance from the Metro-Shelby Traffic Homicide Investigation Task Force.  At this time, Alabama Highway 119 is closed in both directions while they conduct their investigation.  Motorists are urged to find an alternate route to this busy corridor as they travel this portion of northern Shelby County.

Traffic that is traveling north on Alabama Highway 119 will be redirected at Bridge Drive, and traffic traveling south bound on Alabama Highway 119 will be redirected at Oak Grove Baptist Church. 

This release will be updated when the roadway opens.

Body Found in Talladega County Identified as Cameron McGlothan
2013-03-14

On Thursday March 7, 2013, Sheriff’s deputies were notified that Cameron Gardner McGlothan, 19 years of age, had been missing since Tuesday March 5.  Today, March 14, 2013 Shelby County Sheriff’s Office received official confirmation that the body discovered along the side of a Talladega County road on March 12 was the body of Cameron McGlothan.

The discovery and identification of Cameron’s body will move the investigation from a missing person case into the investigation of Cameron’s homicide.  Talladega County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting the homicide investigation with assistance from Shelby County Sheriff’s Office investigators.

Sheriff Chris Curry would like to express his condolences to the family and friends of Cameron McGlothan.  “The investigation into the whereabouts of this young man has ended in an outcome that no one was hoping for.  Any loss of life is tragic, but the loss of a life of a young person is especially difficult.”

Anyone with information about Cameron Gardner McGlothan’s death is urged to contact Capt. Bill Kennedy or Sgt. Josh Tubbs of the Talladega County Sheriff’s Investigation Division at (256) 761-2141 or (256) 245-5121.

Sheriff’s Office Investigators Continue to Follow Leads in Missing Teen Case
2013-03-13

On Thursday March 7, 2013, Sheriff’s deputies were notified that Cameron Gardner McGlothan, 19 years of age, had been missing since Tuesday March 5.  Yesterday, March 12, 2013 Sheriff’s Office investigators received notification from Talladega County Sheriff’s Office they had discovered a deceased male along the side of a county road.  Sheriff’s Office investigators are working with Talladega County authorities to determine if the male they located is possibly Cameron McGlothan.

Until official identification is made on the body found in Talladega County, Investigators continue to follow all leads in the missing person case of Cameron McGlothan.   Cameron is described as a black male, 5’ 06” tall, weighing approximately 140 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.  When last seen, McGlothan was wearing a blue plaid shirt and blue jeans. 

His picture and additional information is available on our website www.ShelbySO.com in the “Missing Persons/Persons of Interest” link as well as on our FaceBook homepage.  He has been reported nationally as “Missing-Endangered” through the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center and National Crime Information Center.

Anyone with information about Cameron Gardner McGlothan or his whereabouts is urged to contact the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office directly at (205)669-4181, through the Secret Witness line at (205)669-9116 or through our website at www.ShelbySO.com by clicking on the “Report Criminal Activity” link and choosing the “General Information” category.

Cameron Gardner McGlothan Missing
2013-03-11

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office needs the help of the public and media outlets.  On Thursday March 7, 2013, Sheriff’s deputies were notified that Cameron Gardner McGlothan, 19 years of age, had been missing since Tuesday March 5.  He was last seen by his mother at approximately 10:00 p.m. in the family home in the Highland Lakes neighborhood.  McGlothan left the home sometime during the night and has not been seen or heard from since then.  He is described as a black male, 5’ 06” tall, weighing approximately 140 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.  When last seen, McGlothan was wearing a blue plaid shirt and blue jeans. 

Sheriff’s investigators believe McGlothan left his home by choice and was likely picked up by a friend.  McGlothan does not have a history of leaving without telling someone and it is highly unusual for him to be gone this long.   Sheriff’s investigators have been actively looking for McGlothan but have not been able to find him.  They need your help.

His picture and additional information is available on our website www.ShelbySO.com in the “Missing Persons/Persons of Interest” link as well as on our FaceBook homepage.  He has been reported nationally as “Missing-Endangered” through the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center and National Crime Information Center.

Anyone with information about Cameron Gardner McGlothan or his whereabouts is urged to contact the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office directly at (205)669-4181, through the Secret Witness line at (205)669-9116 or through our website at www.ShelbySO.com by clicking on the “Report Criminal Activity” link and choosing the “General Information” category.

Ryan Matthew Sims Charged with Kidnapping
2013-02-13

At approximately 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday February 12th, 2013, Chelsea Middle School initiated a lockdown after it was reported that a man armed with a gun was in the school.  A Shelby County Sheriff’s deputy assigned to the school for security purposes immediately moved from the front entrance to where the gunman was seen.  There, he and the principal confronted the gunman and learned that he was holding five female students against their will in the girls locker room.  Over the course of the next few minutes, the deputy and principal talked the gunman into releasing the students and then surrendering himself.  No one was injured and the suspect was transported to the Shelby County Jail.

This morning, Sheriff’s investigators obtained six arrest warrants for Ryan Matthew Sims, 21 years of age from Chelsea, Alabama; five warrants for Kidnapping first degree and one warrant for Terrorist Threats.  He remains in the Shelby County Jail and his bonds total $5,015,000.

Sheriff Curry would like to thank our federal law enforcement partners, Hoover Police, Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies and Chelsea Mayor Earl Niven for their assistance yesterday.

Sheriff Curry has re-affirmed his commitment to place a deputy in each of the Shelby County schools where the Sheriff’s Office has primary jurisdiction.  Deputies will continue to be present at these schools while students are there to ensure their safety.

For information on the charge listed above, go to the link below and select Title13A Criminal Code, Chapter 6- Offenses Involving Danger to the Person, Article 3 Kidnapping, False Imprisonment and Related Offenses, and Section 13A-6-43 Kidnapping in the first degree and Chapter 10 Offenses Against Public Administration, Article 1 Obstruction of Public Administration and Section 13A-10-15 Terrorist Threats.

 http://www.legislature.state.al.us/CodeofAlabama/1975/coatoc.htm.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office directly at (205)669-4181, through the Secret Witness line at (205)669-9116 or through our website at www.ShelbySO.com by clicking on the “Report Criminal Activity” link and choosing the “General Information” category.

To view a Shelby County jail inmate’s picture, their charges and bonds, go to www.ShelbySO.com and click on the “Inmate Listing” link at the bottom left.  You may then type in the inmates last name and click on the “Search” button or, if you are unsure of the exact spelling, select the first letter of the last name to search for the inmate.  An inmate’s information will not be available until he has been booked into the facility.

 
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