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Xanax Delivered to School in a Doughnut Prompts Arrests

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By Ephrat Livni, Esq. on March 31, 2016 6:58 AM

Recently, a young man dropped off lunch for a high-school senior, leaving a bag with a doughnut in the main office. This unusual dedication to dining seemed strange to Bordentown Regional High School authorities, who searched the dessert and called the cops.

Indeed, inside a small plastic bag stuffed in the doughnut were 6 Xanax pills, reports UPI. Xanax, known by the generic name of alprazolam, is medicine, legitimately prescribed to people with anxiety and panic disorders. But as you can see, it is also used illegally and recreationally.

A Special Confection

The doughnut delivery man, 21, was Brian Perry. He was arrested, charged with drug possession and distribution, and released on $2,500 bail on the day of the incident at the school.

Ilker Ceylan, who never got to eat the treat or the Xanax delivered to him, was arrested a few days after the incident during a traffic stop. Unfortunately for him, he was also found in possession of marijuana, which meant an additional charge. It is not clear from media reports how Ceylan was charged for the confection-connected crime, as it does not appear that he ever "possessed" the doughnut.

What is clear is that cops and teachers are in cahoots in this New Jersey school and they are not afraid to say so. "School officials should be commended for their quick actions which prevented these dangerous substances from being smuggled into the school," police Chief Frank Nucera Jr. reportedly said after both men were picked up and charged. "These arrests are a perfect example of the strong partnership between the members of the Police Department and the staff of the Bordentown Regional School District."

Drug Possession in School

Although state criminal statutes all vary, it's usually a particularly bad idea to possess or distribute drugs on or near school property. Many states, including New Jersey, do consider certain locations -- schools and churches usually -- sacred spaces. Violating these with criminal activity will aggravate a defendant's sentence.

New Jersey law, for example, punishes marijuana possession within 1000 feet of a school with an additional 100 hours of community service and added fines. Moral of the story -- keep your drugs far from school property.

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