Police: High school student arrested in undercover sting involving 'Super Xanax' sales


GREAT BARRINGTON, MASS. - A high school student is now in trouble with the law, after trying to sell “Super Xanax” pills to police.

Police in Great Barrington say 18-year-old high school student Ethan Morris used the so-called “dark web” to purchase counterfeit Xanax pills without detection using cryptocurrency... Morris told police the pills were “double strength”, and were shipped straight to his door by the U.S. Postal Service.

Chief William Walsh said “It was certainly easy for the person to do that, and that’s obviously real concerning.”

Police say two employees at Monument Mountain High School tipped them off to the “super Xanax” running rampant through their halls, saying students were having powerful reactions to using the drug.

“Much, much more powerful than regular Xanax, and the people we’ve interviewed, they actually blacked out, and some actually have done it while driving”, Chief Walsh tells CBS 6.

On February 6th, cops decided to use the cyber-world where Morris felt safe to draw him out. setting up a fake Facebook account, an undercover officer messaged Morris to set up a buy.

Ethan Morris faces two charges related to distributing and possessing the drugs, and is due back in court next month.

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