ESCONDIDO, Calif. -- Two people have been arrested on drug-related charges after police say they received a large shipment of pills in the mail.
Escondido Police were contacted by federal law enforcement after a package containing 5,700 Xanax pills was shipped from Great Britain to Escondido.
Police found even more Xanax pills after serving a search warrant in Escondido.
Police arrested Christian Wolfkiel, 22, and Colin Frank, 23. Both Wolfkiel and Frank were charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent for sales.
“Prescription drug abuse is a significant problem not only Escondido, but in communities throughout our nation. Our officers and detectives will continue to work closely with community organizations and law enforcement partners to create a drug free Escondido,” said Escondido Police Chief Craig Carter.
Police encourage anyone with unused medications to dispose of them. Unused medications can be disposed of at the Escondido Police and Fire Headquarters during business hours.