Two Loudoun High Schoolers Charged with Xanax Distribution

The investigation triggered by last month’s discovery of several Riverbend Middle School students sharing drinks laced with Xanax has resulted in felony criminal charges.

Two 16-year-old students from Potomac Falls High School were charged Friday with distribution of a narcotics on school property.

On April 21, school resource officers learned that several Riverbend eighth graders had consumed the liquid by sharing drinks containing the prescription drug Alprazolam, commonly referred to as Xanax. The seven students were seen by a school nurse and then sent home with parents.

During the investigation later that day, the officers identified two students at Potomac Falls who were found in possession of the suspected Alprazolam mixture.

The investigation, which included consultation with the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney and Loudoun County Juvenile Court Services, resulted in juvenile petitions against the two for felony distribution of a schedule IV narcotic on school property.

None of the middle school students was charged in the case.

The Sheriff’s Office encourages anyone wishing to report any suspected narcotics activity to call the narcotics tip line at 703-779-0552.


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