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Escondido Police Department
Saturday November 4th, 2017 :: 10:06 a.m. PDT


Arrest Made in Rincon Middle School Xanax Case

On October 25, 2017, six children at Rincon Middle School (aged 11-13 years old) were found to have taken Xanax at lunch time. Two of the children were taken to the Emergency Room for treatment and one was taken to Urgent Care. All six children have fully recovered and have no lasting effects. The suspect was identified as a 13 year old male who also attends Rincon Middle School. On Monday, October 31, after a thorough investigation, officers from the Escondido Police Department arrested the 13 year old student for HS 11378 – Sales/Distribution of Narcotics/Illegal Substances and later released him into the custody of his parents. Anyone with information related to this case should contact School Resource Officer Steve Higgins at (760) 839-4946.

Escondido Police Department
1163 N. Centre City Parkway
Escondido, CA 92026

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 760-839-4722

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