Xanax lands two in Beaufort County jail

Published 9:18 pm Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Washington Police arrested two people Tuesday for the alleged sale of the prescription medication Xanax, said a press release from police.
Brandi Lynn Ardillo, 35, of Tarboro, was charged with possession with intent to sell or deliver Schedule IV controlled substances within 1000 feet of a park, sell Schedule IV within 1000 feet of a park, and conspiracy to sell Schedule IV. Ardillo had been placed on probation Monday in Martin County for similar drug charges, according to the release.
Clarence Edwards, 28, of Kinston, was charged with conspiracy to sell Schedule IV controlled substances.
Ardillo was placed in the Beaufort County Detention Center under a $20,000 bond; Edwards was released on a $10,000 bond.
Xanax, or Alprazolam, is used to treat anxiety disorders and panic disorders by decreasing abnormal excitement in the brain. Schedule IV controlled substances are prescription drugs that currently have an accepted medical use in the U.S., and, while addictive in their own right, are less addictive than Schedule III drugs like Hydrocodone.