Student facing charges after found with Xanax

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BEACON FALLS — A 17-year-old Woodland Regional High School student was arrested Dec. 9 after he was found with a significant amount of Xanax at the school.

Police reported the student had about 200 Xanax pills and “distribution materials” to sell the pills. Xanax is used to treat anxiety. Police charged the student, whose name was not released, with possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, possession of drug paraphernalia, illegal possession of controlled substance in a school zone, and illegal possession of controlled substance. He was released on $5,000 non-surety bond and is scheduled to appear in Waterbury Juvenile Court on Dec. 21.