Ryan Patrick Jones, a 22-year-old University of Alabama student and chillest rich kid alive, was arrested on Wednesday evening by agents from the West Alabama Narcotics Task Force. They reportedly found 10,000 Xanax pills and 141 grams of marijuana in his house. That is basically the above picture multiplied by 555. That is a whole bunch of pills.
Blankley said officers estimate the street value of the drugs is more than $75,000.
Jones was charged with possession of a controlled substance, first-degree possession of marijuana and selling drugs near a school.
He was placed in the Tuscaloosa County Jail, where his bond was set at $35,000.
Alprazolam (Xanax’s generic name) is considered a schedule IV drug, meaning it has low potential for abuse and dependence. Still, the drug is the second-leading cause of impaired driving in the state after alcohol, found in 29 percent of DUI arrests in 2014.
“Each state sort of has its problem child,” said Curt Harper, toxicology discipline chief for Alabama’s Department of Forensic Science in an interview, “and Xanax is ours.”
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