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Police: Afton man found with nearly 500 Xanax pills

Staff Report • Apr 23, 2014 at 10:56 AM

A man suspected of driving under the influence is now facing even more trouble after a bottle containing nearly 500 Xanax pills allegedly fell out of his pants leg during a traffic stop.

According to reports, Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies stopped Lincoln Young, 24, of Afton, around 5:45 p.m. Tuesday on Highway 11E near McMackin Drive, on suspicion of driving under the influence.

During the stop, a police K9 reportedly detected drugs inside the pill bottle that had allegedly fell out of Young's pants.

Further investigation revealed 465 Xanax pills in the bottle as well as a small bag of marijuana and a syringe in Young's sock, according to reports.

The street value of the pills is estimated at $2,800.

Young was charged with possession of schedule IV drugs for resale, simple possession of schedule VI drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, DUI and violation of the implied consent law. He was being held at the Washington County Detention Center on a $13,000 bond pending a court appearance.

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