A Sanger teenager was arrested Monday after admitting to selling Xanax pills to other students.
The 17-year-old boy had 12 pills on him when he was arrested, and police later found 77 additional pills at his home while conducting a search, Sanger police said in a news release.
The student was concealing the prescription drug in an Altoid tin and a Tic Tac container.
Sanger police started the investigation after noting a recent “trend” where teens were taking Xanax to get high.
The student admitted to selling the pills for cash and was booked into Fresno County Juvenile Justice Facility.
Police encouraged parents to talk to children about the dangers of buying and taking pills from friends or strangers, noting they could be laced with deadly chemicals such as fentanyl.